Monday, August 21, 2017
On Monday, August 21, the U.S. will witness a natural wonder 38-years in the making – a total solar eclipse. NASA calls the experience, when the moon completely covers the sun, “one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights” and it will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.
The scientific spectacle is equaled in earth-bound enthusiasm as attested by the number of people traveling, hosting parties and making plans to be with family and friends. Mastercard is also experiencing ‘eclipse frenzy’ and reaching out to schools and students near our O’Fallon Operations and
Technology Center, located west of St. Louis and well-within the 2,945 mile ‘path of totality.’
Local schools and students in the area will benefit from:
You can follow along with the Mastercard eclipse live stream on Facebook and Twitter from approximately 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT – 2 p.m. CT. Viewing the eclipse through the eyes of a child . . . #ThatsPriceless.
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