On August 21, 2017 America will fall dark from a Total Solar Eclipse. From Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles wide, people will be in for an amazing experience.
Eclipses happen two to five times each year on average but depending on your location you may not always see them. The totality of the eclipse will only be seen as it passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Click here to see what the eclipse will look like near you.
When the eclipse will begin depends on where you are inside the path of totality. At most the moon will cover the sun for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Here is a chart provided by NASA to help you get an idea of when you can expect to see the eclipse.
If you are planning to view the solar eclipse, please be prepared. Looking at the eclipse without eye protection is very dangerous. The only time it is safe to look at the eclipse without protective eye wear is when the eclipse is in totality. Be sure to get outside on August 21st!