Posted on August 15, 2017 by Fountain Financial Associates
The first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. in nearly four decades is happening today. Only 1 in 1,000 people have ever seen a total solar eclipse and the last time this happened, Jimmy Carter was in office. During most solar eclipses, the moon takes just a “bite” out of the sun – these are called partial solar eclipses. However, the event today will go down as the first total solar eclipse whose path of totality stays completely in the United States since 1776. During the so-called Great American Total Solar Eclipse, the 70-mile-wide shadow cast by the moon will darken skies from Oregon to South Carolina.