Who Was The Only Latin Mass Attending Rad Trad Who Said A Week Ago That The Solar Eclipse Path Of Totality May Shift? NASA Confirms!

A new projection on the solar eclipse’s path of totality shrinks the zone where it will be seen by some 600 yards. Google Maps

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Edge of solar eclipse path of totality may slightly shift, experts warn 

Your opportunity to see Monday’s eclipse may have just gotten smaller. A new calculation by John Irwin, a master in eclipse computations, suggests that the solar eclipse’s path of totality — where the moon will completely blot out the sun — is actually 600 yards narrower than the official NASA projections. This means that if you were planning to watch the eclipse from a place on the edge of the path of totality, you might have an even shorter window. Some spots will miss out entirely. Based on this new data, locales that were expected to see the total eclipse for a few seconds — like Rome, New York; Effingham, Illinois; and Montreal’s Cité Jardin park — are now just out of the zone. The change in the 115-mile-wide, 9,200-mile-long path of totality was first reported by Forbes. A NASA scientist confirmed that the long-standing official map might not be entirely accurate and advised people right on the edge to travel a mile or so into the zone to guarantee they see the moon completely obscure the sun. The cause of the discrepancy: disagreements about how big the sun is. “Calculations that use a slightly larger radius for the size of the sun yield an eclipse path that is slightly narrower,” Dr. Michael Kirk, a research scientist in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, told Thrillist Wednesday. “This difference would only affect cities on the very edge of the path of totality, where blanket predictions are difficult, regardless.“A few city blocks one way or the other could mean 20, 10, or zero seconds of totality.” The zone of totality could also be slightly impacted by “uncertainty in the Earth’s rotation,” Kirk said. “Traveling towards the center of the path of totality — even a mile or two — will quickly increase the length of totality that people can see.” Any small nuance in the zone would not affect the vast majority of the estimated 34 million people who are expected to witness the total solar eclipse on Monday. Source