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The Great American Solar Eclipse: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States on Aug. 21, providing a rare opportunity for much of the country to experience the celestial wonder.

Published On 06/28/2017
3:29 PM EDT
A A total solar eclipse is arguably the single most magnificent astronomical phenomenon that people on Earth will ever get to see — and the next one will sweep across the continental United States on Aug. 21, providing a rare opportunity for much of the country to experience the celestial wonder.
A map of the US that traces the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. NASA
A selection of eclipse viewing times for cities that are located along the path of totality in the US. NASA