United States #5211 (2017)

Total Eclipse of the Sun 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017, is ECLIPSE DAY, at least if you reside in the United States of America. A few hours from now as I write this, a total solar eclipse will be visible within a band across the entire contiguous United States. No non-U.S. land will experience totality during this eclipse as it travels across the Pacific Ocean prior to making landfall and following … Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Sun 2017

Republic of Korea #1258 (1981)

Republic of Korea #1258 (1981)

The Republic of Korea (대한민국 — Daehan Min-guk), or South Korea, occupies the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula, which extends some 680 miles (1,100 kilometers) from the Asian mainland. This mountainous peninsula is flanked by the Yellow Sea to the west, and the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the east. Its southern tip lies on the Korea Strait and the East China Sea. The country, … Continue reading Republic of Korea #1258 (1981)