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August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

In 2017, the continental United States will get its first total solar eclipse in 38 years!

We are counting down to the big day and you should be too.  Find more information on the total solar eclipse here on our blog! We've also included some pertinent information below.

We'll be updating this page with the best viewing spots and events as we get closer to the main event so stay tuned!

The eclipse will occur around mid-day on August 21, 2017, and it will likely be big for every community that lies within the path of totality.

People in that narrow corridor can witness what is considered by many to be nature’s most awe-inspiring sight, when the moon passes directly in front of the sun and completely covers the sun’s disk. Those standing in the path of totality created by the moon’s umbral (dark inner) shadow sweeping across the surface of Earth will get to see a total solar eclipse.

The path of totality will be roughly 60 to 70 miles wide and will cut across the continental United States, from the coast of Oregon to the coast of South Carolina, passing through parts of 12 states and clipping a very tiny corner of two more.

Within the band, the eclipse will be total. (Credit: Fred Espenak, MrEclipse.com)

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