ON MONDAY, August 21, 2017, North America will be able to witness a solar eclipse. According to NASA, The Moon will cover the Sun for a maximum of about two minutes and 40 seconds in the best locations.

Although everyone in the US should be able to see the eclipse, only 14 states are on the path of totality, i.e. will be able to see the Moon cover entirely the Sun’s disk:

  • Oregon
  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

The rest of North America will see a partial solar eclipse. Check out NASA’s map below to see if how much of the solar eclipse you’ll be able to see from your location:

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You can also watch this very detailed video about the path of totality to know if you’re one of the lucky ones to see the Sun entirely covered by the Moon:


 

For more information about the exact time and location of the solar eclipse in your area, check out NASA’s interactive map here.

Note that you will need a filtering device to observe the eclipse or you might hurt your eyes from looking directly at the Sun. See Nasa’s recommendations to observe this celestial event safely.

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