It’s 2017, the year the Sun goes out | Jonathan

Happy New Year! We hope you’re still flattened under the burden of gifts and groaning with the tonnage of mince pies you’ve consumed, but let’s get straight to the important stuff: this year, the Sun is going dark. August 21st 2017, mark our words.

Sorry, what’s that? Oh, you’ve heard of total solar eclipses, have you? Drat.

OK, so:
Total solar eclipse
August 21st
Ground track not visible from the UK, but…
Coast-to-coast of the United States.

That last point is quite impressive, when you think about it. And it’s the subject of the NASA video posted above, which is even more…

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