3 Coast-to-Coast Total Eclipses across AmericaPosted: August 7, 2017
In a few days the USA is about to experience its first cross-country total eclipse in 99 years.
Which brings up the question: Was there one before 1918?
That would be in 1618 – from Washington State to the Gulf of Mexico – somewhat visible in New England where the “Great Migration” to the new American Colonies had just begun.
There was a close one in 1623 – but it actually ended at about Greenville, NC a few miles before making it all the way to the Atlantic seaboard.
So that’s only three coast-to-coast total eclipses that I could fine in 400 years:
The first coincided with America’s founding in 1618, the next coincided with the end of the first World War in 1918, and now this one in 2017 . . . that signals what ?!?
[Taken from NASA’s webpage]