Although most of us will stop work to take in Monday’s solar eclipse, it won’t slow down the Solar-Breeze NX! A partial eclipse (only part of the sun is covered by the moon) will be visible anywhere in North America. However, in places along the Path of Totality, the moon will fully cover the sun. The path is about 70 miles wide, crossing the U.S. from West to East starting in Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PDT. Totality will start there at 10:16 a.m. Here are some other facts from NASA:
- The eclipse will cross the country in the span of about 90 minutes
- It will end near Charleston, South Carolina around 2:48 p.m. EDT
- The longest duration of totality will be near Carbondale, Illinois, lasting two minutes and 40 seconds
- You can see live video of the total eclipse here: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive
We hope you’ll take some time off to safely view the eclipse – if you haven’t purchased eclipse glasses from a reputable source, you can make a pinhole viewer. Here is more information on how to safely view an eclipse: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.
While you’re enjoying this amazing natural wonder, Solar-Breeze NXs across the country will still be hard at work cleaning debris of all kinds from pools. Although the Solar-Breeze NX is solar-powered, it contains a water-proofed 5300 mAh Lithium Ion battery that powers the robot through darkness.