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A total solar eclipse is expected on August 21, 2017 (between 1-4pm EDT) as darkness and stars will fill the air for a short time in the middle of the afternoon… At least for some.
OSCAR astrophysicist, Dr. Matt Bobrowsky, explains:
“There’s a central dark part of the (moon’s) shadow, called the umbra, and if you’re standing in the umbra, you’ll see the sun completely blocked out. What most of the country will observe, including in Delaware, is a partial eclipse because we’ll be in the penumbra.”
The umbra is a 70-mile wide band where the complete and total solar eclipse will take place.