Where & When to See the Solar Eclipse on Monday Aug 21st, 2017

total solar eclipse aug 21 2017On Monday August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. Even though the “totality”, the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon is only 70 miles wide, the whole country (even Alaska and Hawaii) will experience a partial eclipse. This will be the first total eclipse in the United States in 38 years.

A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. This can happen only at new moon when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy.

The center of the country will experience a total eclipse, but in this map you can see the percentage of the eclipse that your region of the country will experience.

solar eclipse aug 21 2017

Here are the times the eclipse will pass in your part of the United States:

eclipse times 2017