DISCUSSION: During the course of the day on August 21st, 2017, a good portion of North America experienced space-oriented history by way of the most recent total solar eclipse. As the path of totality (which average at around 70 miles wide) traveled across the path of the eclipse at between roughly 1,500 and 1,700 mph on average during the course of the total solar eclipse's path. The most remarkable part to many people which were positioned somewhere along the path of totality was the brief but impressive corona on display around the periphery of the Moon during the height of the eclipse in any given location within the 70-mile diameter range from the focal point of the eclipse. There is no doubt that this was exciting for many people in the path of this total solar eclipse since many people are usually only ever able to experience a few of these type of solar events in their lifetime(s). Most importantly during any solar eclipse is to always be cognizant of the fact that staring at a given solar event can inflict severe damage to one's ocular abilities in both the short- and the longer-term. Therefore, it is always imperative to have protective eye-wear on hand at all times when preparing to view any type of solar-based phenomenon.
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