The Great Eclipse of 2017 from GOES-16
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21 August 2017 - On Monday, 21 August 2017, the first total solar eclipse to move across the Continental United States in 99 years occurred, treating all of North America to a rare and spectacular astronomical display. The path of totality, where the moon completely covered the sun, stretched from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path still saw a partial solar eclipse.
The animation above shows the shadow of the moon traversing the North America from 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. EDT, as seen by NOAA's GOES-16 satellite. The animation was generated from GOES-16 imagery by the STAR GOES Imagery team of Matt Jochum, Lori Brown, and Brian Keffer, using the award-winning work of the CIRA-RAMMB team of Dan Lindsey, Steve Miller and Curtis Seaman to output full color images.
NOAA's GOES-16 satellite has not been declared operational. Its data are preliminary and undergoing testing. During test activities, data quality and availability may be inconsistent and may change without notice.