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National parks offer an amazing setting for watching the #2017eclipse. The Total Solar Eclipse will cross over 20 national park units & trails across the nation. In commemoration of this special event, Matt Turner, a Visual Information Specialist in the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service, created materials to showcase national parks, including 7 parks & trails in the Midwest. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/naturalphenomena/index.htm

You have to love the creative imagery National Park Service graphics artists are bringing to the solar eclipse that will sweep across the National Park System later this month.

National parks offer an amazing setting for watching the #2017eclipse. The Total Solar Eclipse will cross over 20 national park units & trails across the nation. In commemoration of this special event, Matt Turner, a Visual Information Specialist in the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service, created materials to showcase national parks, including 7 parks & trails in the Midwest. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/naturalphenomena/index.htm

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National parks offer an amazing setting for watching the #2017eclipse. The Total Solar Eclipse will cross over 20 national park units & trails across the nation. In commemoration of this special event, Matt Turner, a Visual Information Specialist in the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service, created materials to showcase national parks, including 7 parks & trails in the Midwest. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/naturalphenomena/index.htm

You have to love the creative imagery National Park Service graphics artists are bringing to the solar eclipse that will sweep across the National Park System later this month.

National parks offer an amazing setting for watching the #2017eclipse. The Total Solar Eclipse will cross over 20 national park units & trails across the nation. In commemoration of this special event, Matt Turner, a Visual Information Specialist in the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service, created materials to showcase national parks, including 7 parks & trails in the Midwest. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/naturalphenomena/index.htm

National parks offer an amazing setting for watching the #2017eclipse. The Total Solar Eclipse will cross over 20 national park units & trails across the nation. In commemoration of this special event, Matt Turner, a Visual Information Specialist in the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service, created materials to showcase national parks, including 7 parks & trails in the Midwest. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/naturalphenomena/index.htm

Albert Einstein with Sir Arthur Eddington. The 1919 Total Solar Eclipse verified Einstein's Theory of General Relativity (Image Credit: Smithsonian)

Sir Arthur Eddington and Einstein ; During the total solar eclipse on 29 May Sir Arthur Eddington (right) confirmed Einstein's General Theory of Relativity by calculating the deflection of starlight next to the sun

Many Scientific Discoveries have been made during solar eclipses. The moon’s unique ability to cover the sun’s disk has allowed investigations of the corona and chromosphere as well as verification of the theory of General Relativity. The table lists some of these important scientific discoveries. #Eclipse

Complete listing of important solar eclipses in history

VI, Chapter 7, of a late-1400s copy of George Trebizond's Latin translation (ca. 1451) of the Almagest. Image Credit: NASA Sun Earth Day #Eclipse

VI, Chapter of a copy of George Trebizond's Latin translation (ca. of the Almagest.

The Ancient Greeks also recorded eclipse events. The poet Archilochus spoke of the total solar eclipse of 6 April 647 B.C.E. in mythic terms: “There is nothing beyond hope, nothing that can be sworn impossible, nothing wonderful, since Zeus, father of the Olympians, made night from mid-day, hiding the light of the shining Sun, and sore fear came upon men.” #Eclipse

The Ancient Greeks also recorded eclipse events. The poet Archilochus spoke of the total solar eclipse of 6 April 647 B.C.E. in mythic terms: “There is nothing beyond hope, nothing that can be sworn impossible, nothing wonderful, since Zeus, father of the Olympians, made night from mid-day, hiding the light of the shining Sun, and sore fear came upon men.” #Eclipse