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The Solar Eclipse and Our Electricity Supply: Why We've Got This Covered

The Solar Eclipse and Our Electricity Supply: Why We've Got This Covered

Takeshi Kuboki / CC BY (Flickr) The Solar Eclipse and Our Electricity Supply: Why We've Got This Covered By Laura Wisland The Great American Eclipse , as many are calling it, is a big deal for both committed and casual star watchers alike. On Aug. 21, starting at approximately 9:15 a.m. PT, the moon will move in front of the sun to completely block its rays, leaving a swath of people across the U.S. in eerie and fantastic darkness for about two minutes. Totality! A total solar eclipse happens about every 18 months, but most of the time the moon's shadow appears in remote places where very few are around to witness the spectacle. The coming August eclipse will be the first in the nation's history to completely occur over the continental U.S. LA Times Given that the U.S., and especially states like California, are using more and more solar power to meet electricity needs , t...

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