On Monday, August 21, 2017, the St. Louis region was experiencing its first total solar eclipse in over 400 years. As the moon’s shadow passed over the earth, only a relatively narrow pathway across the nation had the opportunity to view this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Nina B. MacDonald,1 TEC member #2937 and creator of many elongated coin designs during the years offered her Total Solar Eclipse “08 21 2017” edition at the ‘Solar Eclipse Viewing Party’2 at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis, Missouri.
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On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse3 was visible in totality within a band across the entire contiguous United States; it was only visible in other countries as a partial eclipse. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States was during the June 8, 1918 eclipse.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth’s surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide.
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Saint Louis MO 63111
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