Host : Jennifer Katsner (CBS Los Angeles)
An eclipse happens when the moon blocks the sun, briefly turning day Into Night. Host Jennifer Katsner visits the Griffith Observatory to find out more about when and where to see the great American eclipse that will occur on August 21 2017.
According to Astronomer Dr.Ed Krupp, director of Griffith Observatory,” this upcoming phenomenon is an extraordinary event, probably the most spectacular thing you’ll see in the sky.”Even Dr. Ed Krupp himself has been waiting all his life for the eclipse which is only days away. The excitement comes from its rarity, it has been 100 years since a solar eclipse occur in US from coast to coast at the average speed of 1500mph.
The path of the totality, where the moon completely blocks the sun will start from Oregon, moving diagonally down to South Carolina, covering 12 states in between .The southern Californians will only see a partial eclipse, which on the point occurs from 10:21 , when the moon covers 60% of the sun area, and finally ends in 11:44.
The Griffith observatory is going to open on the big day, selling solar eclipse sunglasses and observe the eclipse.