Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration: What’s the Difference?

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:12 in Earth & Climate

Portal origin URL: Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration: What’s the Difference?Portal origin nid: 407739Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:34Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Two points along the shadow’s path are of particular interest to eclipse viewers seeking the longest-lasting totality: the point of greatest eclipse and the point of greatest duration. But neither is necessarily greater than the other. So what is the difference between the two?Portal image: partial map of 2017 total solar eclipse pathScience Categories: Sun

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