Friday, February 26, 2016

Tonight's Sky for February 26: Last Total Solar Eclipse for the U.S. (1979)

It was on this date in 1979 that the last total solar eclipse visible over the United States (as of 2015) took place. The eclipse, whose totality lasted for 2 minutes and 49 seconds, was visible in total form over the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern Canada. Needless to say, a partial eclipse was visible over a much larger area of the two countries.

For the record, the next solar eclipse visible in the continental United States will take place on August 21, 2017. 

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