It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: milano
a reply to: cooperton
I like the germination analogy. You have a gift, I presume.
Here's my problem. The news is reporting this hasn't happened since the late 1800's yet it CLEARLY has. en.wikipedia.org... www.timeanddate.com... The only thing different is as the OP stated,
Corrections: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Aug. 21 eclipse is the first time the path of totality will eclipse only over the contiguous U.S. since 1918. It is in fact the first time this has occurred since the U.S. declared independence in 1776. A previous version of this story also incorrectly stated that New England saw four eclipses in the last 100 years. It has seen five because the 1970 eclipse went over some islands.
To give a snapshot of how rare total solar eclipses are in the U.S., the last time any state saw one was Hawaii in 1991. The last time one was visible from the continental U.S. was in 1979. The last time the path of one crossed the entire U.S. was about a hundred years ago, and the last time one was visible exclusively from the U.S. was 1776.