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2017 Eclipse

A Mighty Darkness is About to Descend Upon the Land...
On Aug. 21 the Earth, sun and moon will blow our minds during a total solar eclipse that will last a little more than an hour and 33 minutes, coast to coast. The celestial bodies will line up to block the sun from view, an event scientists and historians are calling The Great American Eclipse.

Here’s why all the excitement: This total eclipse of the sun is the first since 1776 whose path of totality — the narrow corridor where observers will be in the moon’s shadow as it covers the sun — lies completely within the continental United States and no other country.

Millions live within a day’s drive of the 70-mile-wide umbra, or shadow path, that will stretch diagonally through 12 states, from Oregon to South Carolina. Along the horizon, twilight will glow in sunset colors and the temperature will drop suddenly. Observers liken a total solar eclipse to a spiritual experience, while other experts describe it in more poetic terms.

The most beautiful object in the sky, which is invisible for all of our lives, is revealed for a precious two minutes, and that’s the sun’s corona. It’s incredibly beautiful, and this is your chance to see it.

Schedule a Special LinkLive Multimedia Event
Available starting Monday, May 1 through Saturday, August 19, special 30 minute multimedia events titled "The Great American Eclipse, Standing in the Shadow of the Moon" are available for a variety of venues.

If you would like to schedule this unique, educational and engaging event for your school, library or business group, please fill out the form below. Schedule early, this LinkLive multimedia event is highly popular and available only on a first come-first served basis.


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LinkLive is a multimedia production utilizing a variety of guest speakers, and the very latest in theater screen digital imagery, animations, music and multimedia technology. LinkLive events create an engaging and thought-provoking environment as we share the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

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