Total Solar Eclipse over USA on August 21

Eclipse photo from mashable.com - click it to see
Eclipse photo from mashable.com - click it to see

 

You have a great chance to see the total solar eclipse this month as it crosses the US from Oregon at 10:15am PDT to South Carolina, exiting at 2:50pm EDT.  The eclipse will be viewable from most locations, but it won't be a total eclipse unless you are close to the path - so check the NASA maps here.  

 

Maine will only see a 50% to 60% eclipse, 75% in San Francisco, 85% in Orlando and Chicago, 60% in Los Angeles, and San Antonio, TX. 80% eclipses for Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and DC.  Check the NASA maps here.

 

You'll see at least a partial solar eclipse from anywhere across America in the lower 48 states.
You'll see at least a partial solar eclipse from anywhere across America in the lower 48 states.

eclipse path over Cherohala Skyway - click to enlarge
eclipse path over Cherohala Skyway - click to enlarge

 

 Total solar eclipse on Mon, August 21, 2017

about 2:30 pm over western NC.

 

Viewable from Tail of the Dragon US129 & Cherohala Skyway on the TN / NC border. Unicoi Crest overlook would be a great place to view the eclipse. 

 

The 2017 eclipse path crosses the US from Columbia, SC to Salem, OR.

 Click here for more NASA eclipse info.

 


2017 Total Solar Eclipse MegaCast: Exclusive path of totality coverage across multiple platforms

 

For four hours surrounding the eclipse, NASA will host an Eclipse Megacast providing unique broadcast coverage across multiple phenomenon programming, and allow NASA to interact with the scientists and member of the public across the country as they watch and study the eclipse. The Megacast will be picked up by NASA TV as well as many other local and national TV stations. In all, hundreds of millions, worldwide, will be able to experience and learn about the eclipse through NASA programming.  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream