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The 2017 Solar Eclipse

Updated on August 14, 2017


On Aug 21 2017 a total solar eclipse will take place in a a huge portion of the U.S. Some will see a total eclipse, whiule others will only witness a partial eclipse.

The Aug. 21 eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse in the contiguous U.S. since 1979. It will start in Lincoln Beach, Ore., at 9:05 a.m. PDT as a partial solar eclipse, in which the moon only partly covers the sun, and will progress to a total solar eclipse at 10:16 a.m. The eclipse will then make its way eastward across the country, ending at 2:44 p.m. EDT near Columbia, S.C.

Interested in seeing it in person? It will be visible in parts of 14 states, including Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and will last for up to two minutes and 40 seconds.Other states will be able to see a partial eclipse, but for those who want to experience the total eclipse, there are plenty of ways to catch it live online.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will share several live streams on it's wesite They will share images from nearly a dozen spacecraft, at least three aircraft, at least 50 high-altitude balloons and the International Space Station. NASA Television will have a multi hour “Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA”. This will show coverage of events at parks, libraries, stadiums, festivals and museums.

The Weather Channel Will devote entire live coverage of the event. Meterologists will be in Madras, Oregon; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Carbondale, Illinois; Clemson, South Carolina; and Nashville, Tennessee.Coverage starts at 6 a.m. ET, They will also keep tabs on weather conditions in the affected areas.

CNN and Volvo will partner up to live stream the event from Snake River Valley, Idaho; Beatrice, Nebraska; Blackwell, Missouri; and Charleston, South will be able to tune in on the CNN website, the CNN app and on iOS and Android or via a virtual reality headset.

Watch on YouTube or on the Time and Date website starting at 11:30 a.m. ET for footage from various locations.

The Science Channel will live stream on Facebook

There are many other opyios available also. Do some research, grab your popcorn and ebjoy nature's show.


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      Ryan Fuller 3 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      I am actually moving from Louisiana to Raleigh, NC on this day. I hope I will be able to see some of it while on the road. Great article. Thank you for sharing.

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      mrpooper 4 months ago

      Paula, maybe our two partials can be combined to make a total eclipse. lol Hope you enjoy the event.

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      Paula 4 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Thank you for this article explaining important information on the eclipse to take place on Aug.21st. I'm in New York, so like you, mr.p, I'll get only a partial but this event is still exciting to look forward to! Paula

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      mrpooper 4 months ago

      @Audrey Hunt I envy you. I live in NJ and will get a partial eclipse. That's cool, but a total eclipse is a once in a lifetime experience. I hope you enjoy the show!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'm in Nashville, Tn and will be watching the total eclipse. Wearing special glasses for this. How exciting for me to participate in this event. Thanks for this hub.