Today, August 21, America will be looking to the skies as the moon passes in front of the sun and plunges a strip of Earth into midday darkness. Lucky viewers in an arc from Oregon to South Carolina will see a total solar eclipse and a confusing pause in the cosmos’s natural order. The rest of the nation will experience a partial eclipse to varying degrees. Here, reporters from coast to coast as well as our most intrepid viewers share their experiences in a comprehensive tour of the 2017 eclipse across the country. Explore the interactive story below to see photos and videos from all over the nation, to get tips on how to watch a full or partial eclipse without frying your eyes or camera, and more.
Eclipse across America: An Interactive Multimedia Experience
Watch as Scientific American readers and reporters all over the country show off their eclipse-viewing adventures