Solar Eclipse 2017: When the crickets chirped thinking it was night
The Solar Eclipse 2017 was a rare spectacle and millions across the globe stayed up to watch the event. President of the United States, Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump too wore protective glasses to watch the event.
The moon blacked out the sun marking the first total solar eclipse in a century. Millions of Americans gathered to look at the sky and watched the specter through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras.
The eclipse sure did confuse the animals as well. Crickets and other animals grew noisy as it got darker at the Nashville zoo.
Hear the crickets? During totality of Solar Eclipse 2017 the crickets begin to chirp because they think it's night.
During the solar eclipse, a shadow rushed across the sky at 1,500 miles an hour, creating a cold spot which rippled the atmosphere like a speedboat stirring up a bow wake.
The last time an eclipse travelled across USA was in 1918 and the last time anyone in the United States witnessed a total solar eclipse was almost 40 years ago, on February 26, 1979.