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The Great Eclipse of 2017 from GOES-16

August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1630 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1645 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1700 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1715 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1730 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1745 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1800 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1815 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1830 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1845 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1900 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1915 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1930 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1945 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 2000 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 2015 UTC

21 August 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 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.

 


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