THE SOLAR ECLIPSE AND HAM RADIO by H. Ward Silver

“I hope you have Monday, August 21st circled on your calendars in bright red ink. A total solar eclipse will be seen on that day by millions of people from Portland, OR to Charleston, SC. Many more millions will see a partial eclipse. The US couldn’t have a better opportunity. While totality — in which the entire solar disc is blocked by the Moon — will be viewable at any point along the path for about two minutes, some portion of the Sun will be covered by the Moon across the US (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, and some of northern South America”.