2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE

A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide.

This will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the entire US since 1918, the first visible from the United States since the solar eclipse of July 11, 1991 (which was seen only from part of Hawaii), and the first visible from anywhere in the contiguous United States since 1979. The eclipse center line will enter the US crossing Oregon between Lincoln City and Newport and will exit three hours later in South Carolina between Georgetown and Charleston.

 



NASA JPL Interactive
2017 Solar Eclipse Map
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2017 Eclipse - Lots of great information here,
as well as a large assortment of interactive eclipse maps!
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