UCF Scientists Witness Solar Eclipse Across the USA

This past summer, for the first time since 1918, people in the United States were able to experience a total solar eclipse that crossed the mainland from coast to coast. No total solar eclipse had even touched the continental United States since 1979, and we will have to wait until April 2024 for the next one. On August 21, 2017, the path of totality extended from Oregon to South Carolina. As you might expect of planetary scientists and astronomers, many UCF researchers from the Florida Space Institute and the Physics Department traveled around the USA to enjoy this rare spectacle. Read about some of their experiences at FSI’s website (URL https://fsi.ucf.edu/solar-eclipse-map/).