Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse – From Wikipedia:

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in totality within a band across the entire contiguous United States; it will only be 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. -Wikipedia


Now compare this to a disabling event in someone’s life.  They probably never thought it would happen.  They didn’t expect it.  And yet it is something that can occur and completely change everything they took for granted.  It can completely obscure their everyday norm.  The biggest difference is that it is usually not a passing event, but a new way of living — something that affects them every day, all day.

The eclipse will be an event we can enjoy and marvel at on August 21, 2017, however, it will be a brief, passing incident and we can be thankful that the warm and radiant light of the sun will return shortly afterward.  Please be sure to avoid an unnecessary disability claim by following recommended safety precautions while viewing the eclipse (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety).

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