Circle your calendars: Aug. 21 will be a dark day (for a few minutes)

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 25Nov2016

The Los Angeles Times explores why Aug. 21 will be unlike any day this year (or in recent history) in the U.S.

This moment of totality lasts only a few minutes. Those who have seen it say it’s unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. …

“The fundamental question we are asking is, what is causing the atmosphere to heat up like that?” Habbal said. “This is one of the scientific mysteries regarding the sun that remains unanswered.”

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