Now you are warned! A total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the United States on August 21, 2017.
And that for the first time in 99 years!
Millions of Americans will be in easy driving distance of a spectacle that has been called indescribable, unforgettable, even life-altering.
The sun will disappear for about 2½ minutes. Beginning in Oregon about 10:15 a.m. local time; the phenomenon will move eastward, ending an hour and a half later in South Carolina.
In between, the eclipse will be visible from Grand Teton and the Great Smoky Mountains national parks, from St. Louis and Kansas City and Charleston, S.C., and all points in between.
The last total solar eclipse in March 2016 was visible in Indonesia, parts of Southern China, Northern Australia and Hawaii and captured by NASA’s cameras:
The last time a total eclipse was visible coast to coast was June 8, 1918.
If you don’t plan ahead, you could miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
So now, get good eclipse glasses, find friends who have a solar telescope, watch with them and during the eclipse always remember to tear your eyes away from the sun and turn around… In every direction, you’ll see the painterly colors of a 360-degree sunset.
Unless a cloudy sky, everyone in the lower forty-eight will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. But as many passionate bloggers are pointing out, if you want to see it all, get a map and find yourself a spot where the eclipse will be total.