• This forum contains old posts that have been closed. New threads and replies may not be made here. Please navigate to the relevant forum to create a new thread or post a reply.
  • Welcome to Tamil Brahmins forums.

    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our Free Brahmin Community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

    If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Great American Solar Eclipse - August 21!!!!

Not open for further replies.



here in USA...according to EST.....from 11.54am to 5.05 pm....from oregon to south carolina ......

Raji Ram

Active member
Please note that the whole of the U S will NOT watch the total eclipse.

Here are the details -

Not total blockage for everyone

Despite all the buzz over the upcoming August 2017 solar eclipse, the sun will not be completely blocked

in most places across the United States, including New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and the rest of the

Northeast region.
Only a narrow swath of America — a 70-mile-wide arc extending across 14 states from

the Northwest to the Southeast — will be completely darkened on Aug. 21. So technically, it’ll be a partial

solar eclipse in most states,
but still a noteworthy event.

Source: Great American solar eclipse 2017


Raji Ram

Active member
Where to see it | The Great American solar eclipse

LocationPartial Eclipse BeginsSun Completely Obscured
Salem, Oregon09:05 am PDT10:18 am PDT
Idaho Falls, Idaho10:15 am MDT11:33 am MDT
Casper, Wyoming10:22 am MDT11:43 am MDT
Lincoln, Nebraska11:37 am CDT1:03 pm CDT
Sabetha, Kansas11:38 am CDT1:05 pm CDT
Jefferson City, Missouri11:46 am CDT1:14 pm CDT
Carbondale, Illinois11:52 am CDT1:21 pm CDT
Hopkinsville, Kentucky11:56 am CDT1:25 pm CDT
Nashville, Tennessee11:58 am CDT1:28 pm CDT
Talulah Falls, Georgia1:07 am EDT2:37 pm EDT
Colombia, South Carolina1:13 pm EDT2:43 pm EDT
Charleston, South Carolina1:16 pm EDT2:47 pm EDT

Best places to view the 2017 solar eclipse

Raji Ram

Active member

The colorful lines on this map show the areas of the United States

that will see a total eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21, 2017. (NASA)

Source: Great American solar eclipse 2017

Raji Ram

Active member
Elders won't allow pregnant women to go out, during the Solar Eclipse.

For sAthram aspects, the learned members of our forum will answer.

I have posted the scientific aspects, after surfing the web. :ranger:


Raji Ram;391701[B said:
][/B]Elders won't allow pregnant women to go out, during the Solar Eclipse.

For sAthram aspects, the learned members of our forum will answer.

I have posted the scientific aspects, after surfing the web. :ranger:

i heard some radiation effect the womb.....generally during lunar eclipse...lunatic problems ....solar eclipse ....some

physical deficiancy of the baby...chandra for mind/buddhi karaka......surya for physical arogya karaka...according to astrology..
Last edited:

Raji Ram

Active member
One more scientific info:

Where can you see it?

You can see a partial eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun, anywhere in North America. To see a

total eclipse, where the moon fully covers the sun for a short few minutes, you must be in the path of totality. The

path of totality is a relatively thin ribbon, around 70 miles wide, that will cross the U.S. from West to East. The first

point of contact will be at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PDT. Totality begins there at 10:16 a.m. PDT. Over

the next hour and a half, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri,

Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. The total eclipse will end near Charleston, South

Carolina at 2:48 p.m. EDT. From there the lunar shadow leaves the United States at 4:09 EDT. Its longest duration will

be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds.

Source: solar-eclipse-2017

The sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds.
WOW!! :clap2:


Active member
Krishna used his Power (Sudarshan Chakra) to create an artificial sunset so that Jayadrath could be killed by Arjuna before sunset.


Active member
Here is a detailed analysis of Eclipse under the caption " Eclipses, Scriptures and the Mathematicians"
written by Maddy in his famous Blog
"Maddy's Ramblings". Though little lengthy, its worth reading. Those interested can read in the following website:




Active member
An interesting article on the impact of solar Eclipse on solar power
First few paragraphs:
Unlike most eclipse-watchers in the United States, Eric Schmitt wouldn’t mind seeing a few clouds in the sky when the moon starts blotting out the sun on Monday.

“A cloudy morning might even be helpful for us,” he said.

That’s because, as the vice president for operations at the , which oversees the state’s electric grid, Mr. Schmitt will be dealing with an unusual challenge. As the eclipse carves a long shadow over California on Monday morning, it is expected to knock offline more than 5,600 megawatts’ worth of solar panels at its peak — a big chunk of the 19,000 megawatts of solar power that currently provide one-tenth of the state’s electricity. The California I.S.O. plans to fill the void by ramping up

Then, a few minutes later, when the eclipse passes, all those solar panels will come roaring back to life, and grid operators will have to quickly make room for the sharp rise in generation by scaling back gas and hydropower. A cloudy day, Mr. Schmitt explained, might help blunt those wild swings in solar energy.

For months, the nation’s grid overseers have been preparing for any disruptions in solar power that the eclipse might cause, by running models and training operators in simulators for worst-case scenarios. Because solar still provides less than 1 percent of electricity nationwide, regulators are confident that the lights will stay on, other energy sources will compensate and the costs will be minimized

But many operators also see the event as a rare trial run for a future in which solar power will become— and they will have to accommodate a fast-growing source of energy that, unlike older coal or nuclear plants, can wax and wane considerably during the day, and drop off at night.


Active member
Another interesting tidbit:
This is one expensive eclipse — even if you’re not buying any special glasses to wear for the occasion. The “Great American Eclipse” on Aug. 21 will be especially clear for Americans in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Tennessee and South Carolina. A solar eclipse was last viewable on a path that crosses the entire country in 1918.
Here’s the Debbie Downer side of this once-in-a-lifetime event: The eclipse will happen during the workday, and many workers will likely try to watch it. As a result, it will cost employers some $694 million collectively, according to an analysis from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a firm based in Chicago that specializes in helping employees transition in their careers. The company did not even factor in the employees that might be taking time off to actually travel to watch the eclipse, if they don’t live in its direct path.
Workers will need about 20 minutes to gather any viewing equipment they’ll use and to watch the eclipse, which itself will only take about two minutes, Challenger calculated. Nearly 83% of people go to work on an average weekday based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Using those figures, along with the average hourly national wage and the number of full-time employed workers 16 and over, the firm found how much the 20-minute loss of work could cost.
The eclipse will also bring in tens of millions of tourist dollars. The city of Nashville estimates some 50,000 to 75,000 people will visit, spending a total of $15 million to $20 million during the eclipse, according to USA Today. And tourism revenue could be as high as $43 million in South Carolina. An estimated 100,000 people are expected to visit Salem, Ore., and Southeastern Idaho may see as many as 300,000 to 500,000 visitors, tourism organizations in those places told USA Today.
Not open for further replies.
Thank you for visiting TamilBrahmins.com

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.

We depend on advertising to keep our content free for you. Please consider whitelisting us in your ad blocker so that we can continue to provide the content you have come here to enjoy.

Alternatively, consider upgrading your account to enjoy an ad-free experience along with numerous other benefits. To upgrade your account, please visit the account upgrades page

You can also donate financially if you can. Please Click Here on how you can do that.

I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks