4 minutes and 2 seconds, that's longer than the average song on the radio, and about the time it takes to make a pot of coffee, but it also happens to be the length of today's total solar eclipse. Just after 3:30 this afternoon people around the world were able to watch the total solar eclipse live from Australia. Thanks to Slooh and space.com, everyone with internet access was able to watch the eclipse live.
Five years from now, in August of 2017 Georgians will get a special treat. That's when the next total solar eclipse comes to the western hemisphere, and Georgia will fall in the direct path. On August 21, 2017, we will have a chance to view a total solar eclipse here in the U.S. Cities such as Lexington, SC (13 miles west of Columbia), Dillard, GA (110 miles northeast of Atlanta), Athens, TN (60 miles northeast of Knoxville), Hopkinsville, KY (70 miles north of Nashville), St. Joseph, MO (50 miles north of Kansas City), Casper, WY (210 miles north of Denver), Salem, OR (45 miles south of Portland). This total solar eclipse will be visible for two minutes and 40 seconds. Many major cities such as Nashville, Atlanta, Kansas City, Columbia (SC), Portland (Oregon), Charleston (SC), and Lincoln (Nebraska) will be able to see a partial solar eclipse that day.
If you missed the eclipse today, you can head to NASA's website to watch a full recap of the event right here