In less than a week, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun in the middle of the day blocking between 20 to 100% of the Sun’s light across the continental United States as it does.

How much of an eclipse will I see?

The geographic region that will see a total solar eclipse, known as the path of totality, is 70 miles wide, hitting land westward of Salem, Oregon (just south of Portland) around 10:15am and moving out over the Atlantic Ocean around 2:50pm just after passing through Columbia, South Carolina. Other cities in the path of totality include Salem, Oregon, Nashville, Tennessee, and parts of both Kansas City and St Louis. For detailed maps of the path of totality, check out the website eclipse2017.org.

 

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