Shedding Light on the Solar Eclipse

The “Great American Eclipse” is almost here! On August 21, 2017, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse.  

The so-called Great American Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles wide. People who descend upon this “path of totality” for the big event are in for an unforgettable experience. Millions of people are expected to flock to various U.S. locations to experience a total solar eclipse, the first time in nearly 100 years that the phenomenon will cross a large portion of the United States. Here at Riverview HealthCARE Center, we will experience a “partial eclipse” with about 94% of the sun’s surface hidden by the moon.

In preparation for The Great American Eclipse, today we welcomed Steve Russo, Director of the East Kentucky Science Center. Mr. Russo gave a presentation to the Elders and stakeholders here at Riverview to shed some light on this historic event. The presentation included facts about this particular eclipse, solar eclipses throughout history, and safety tips for viewing the eclipse.

Much of the country is excited for this solar eclipse and our Riverview community is no exception. Thanks to Mr. Russo and the East Kentucky Science Center for preparing us all for The Great American Eclipse! Community connections such as this are what help to make Riverview a wonderful place.

Phillip Ramey, Director of Spirituality
Certified Eden Alternative Educator/Eden Alternative Mentor Leader