SeeJH.com is Proud to stream the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
On August 21, 2017 the galaxy will be putting on a spectacular show for people extending from the Oregon coast to Charleston, South Carolina. During this total solar eclipse, the moon will slip in front of the sun, and generate the rare opportunity to view the sun’s corona within a darkened twilight sky. Anyone viewing this event will see a complete fading of the Sun’s body, leaving a heavenly ring of fiery reds, glowing oranges and magnificent yellows. Many accounts of total eclipses have been written throughout history, and it goes without saying that this is definitely something you want to see with your own eyes. SeeJH.com is going to have its own set of eyes on the event with a dedicated camera streaming the event in real-time within the beautiful Jackson Hole valley.
It may seem difficult to understand why the Earth’s moon could have such an impact on a star with the magnitude of the Sun. The phenomenon is made possible because although the sun is nearly 400 times larger than the moon, the moon is about 400 times closer to Earth, providing the opportunity to completely block the body of the sun during certain times of alignment. And while the moon revolves around the Earth once a month, an eclipse of any variety is not always produced because of the 5 degree tilt of the orbit of the moon. Solar eclipses occur approximately once every 16 months, and may be partial or full. They have been witnessed all around the globe. The eclipse happening this August is unique in that it will span the entire United States, and will provide a total eclipse of the sun, producing just over 2 minutes of twilight for everyone in its path. It is estimated that between 1.8 and 7.4 million people are going to travel to the path of the eclipse to watch the moon make its way across the American sky. The traffic forecasts are calling for impacts to roads and advise people to arrive at their viewing destination at least two days prior to the eclipse. Hotels and other lodging accommodations are filling rapidly if not already full, and experts advise that you should arrive as self-sufficient as possible, carrying some water, food, and a full tank of gas in your vehicle.
SeeJH.com is hosting a world-wide live stream of the eclipse, perhaps the first of its kind, offering the opportunity for anyone to be a part of this remarkable event. So don’t worry if you aren’t able to make the pilgrimage to the path of the eclipse, prefer to avoid the traffic, or missed out on a hotel. SeeJH.com has you covered with expert live stream capabilities that will offer you the complete experience of viewing the eclipse from anywhere you have a connection to the internet.
DETAIL FROM SMITH’S ILLUSTRATED ASTRONOMY, 1855. COURTESY OF WWW.GREATAMERICANECLIPSE.COM
Stay tuned for more information on viewing the total solar eclipse of 2017 at SeeJH. We will see you here!In the meantime, you can become more versed on the history and particulars of the eclipse on several websites including www.greatamericaneclipse.com and www.mreclipse.com. You can also preview SeeJH.com’s unique camera angles of the upcoming eclipse and gorgeous backdrop of the Grand Teton mountain range at https://www.seejh.com/webcams/jacksonhole/grandteton/egvb.