A lot happened in 2017, and every day a something was happening in all domains from politics to debates on gender equality to health care to climate control. Science was also not left behind, and many important events occurred and here are a few of the top things that happened.
Solar Eclipse: It was an event that had taken many years to come. The first solar eclipse to cross the U.S happened on August 21. Many people chose to get away from their routine and watch this phenomenon and also provided scientists to learn more about the sun and the role of earth in the solar system.
Seadragon: A ruby sea dragon was observed by scientists in January in the Southern Australian coast. This animal was never seen before by anyone and was swimming. The scientists used an underwater camera to capture this rare animal which looked like a seahorse. The same animal was found dead in 1919, but there was no trace of more like them, but only in 2015, it was declared as a new animal.
Evidence of life: In March this year, scientists said that they found rocks in Quebec which were made 3.8 billion years back. Again in September, a Japanese team revealed that Labrador had stones that were made of graphite and supposedly had come from organisms that were found 3.95 billion years earlier.
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Monday, 21st Of August, United States will get to see a total solar eclipse. The U.S last experienced this phenomenon in 1979. The solar eclipse happens when the moon is between the sun and the earth. The eclipse will move from the west to the east coast, and 14 states are expected to get dark for a few minutes when it happens. Not all states will see the eclipse in totality but will get to see it eclipsed partially. A partial solar eclipse transpires when the moon is blocking a part of the sun and not entirely. The total duration of it can be 2 to 3 hours.
You can see the eclipse at the below time.
Oregon: Viewers in Oregon will be the first place to glimpse this eclipse and will start at 9.05 AM, PDT and the total eclipse begins at 10.16 AM PDT. The next to see will help the people of Madras city, and it will be at 9.06 AM partial eclipse, and the total at 10:19 AM PDT and will end at 10:21 AM. The entire phenomenon will stop at 11:41 AM.
Columbia: The next city to experience this eclipse after Oregon and begins at 1:13 PM EDT, a total eclipse is at 2:41 PM. The eclipse will be over by 4:06 PM.
Illinois: You can view the eclipse in Carbondale and the partial starts at 11:52 AM, CDT, and the total begin at 1:20 PM. The most extended total eclipse will happen in this place and will be lasting for 2 minutes and 40 seconds as per NASA. 2:47 PM is the time when the eclipse is ending.
Kentucky: The solar eclipse in this place will begin at 11:54 AM CDT, and total eclipse is at 1:22 PM and last for 2 minutes till 1:24 PM and the entire solar eclipse will end at 2:49 PM.
Idaho: The people viewing the eclipse can catch it at Idaho Falls and will start at 10:15 AM MDT. After an hour, that is at 11:33 AM the total eclipse will begin and last for a minute, and the entire eclipse will be ending at 12:58 PM.