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Are you in the path?

Anonymous
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On Aug. 21 we will see the first solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979. Our graphic explains exactly what one is, shows its path and some how-to viewing tips. By Ramon Padilla Karl Gelles, Dann Miller, Walbert Castillo, Janet Loehrke and Sara Wise, USA TODAY NETWORK

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The total solar eclipse will begin in Oregon on the morning of Aug. 21 and move across the nation before ending in South Carolina by mid-afternoon. 

Portions of 14 states are in the path of totality of the eclipse, when the sun is completely covered by the moon. Totality begins in Oregon at 10:16 a.m. PDT.  

Over the next hour and a half, it will cross through Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. The total eclipse will end near Charleston at 2:48 p.m. EDT.  

Everyone else in North America will be able to view a partial eclipse, when only part of the sun is covered by the moon.

To find out whether you'll need to drive to the eclipse or just step outside your house, use this interactive map that shows whether you are in the path.

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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MeaganP
by Platinum Member on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:42 PM
Nope not in the path
sarah824
by Platinum Member on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:43 PM

We are in Oregon and are in the path of totality. We are expecting just over a minute of darkness at our house.

jules2boys
by on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Nope, I think we'll see about 78% coverage here in SoCal, IF it's clear that is.  ;)  

No time to go on a trip and at this point, no money either, as I've heard everyone along the path are price gouging for hotels, rental cars, etc.  BUT, this is just before BTS so we're too busy to leave anyway.  Oh well.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:45 PM

We are in Southern Maine, we will see nothing of this.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:46 PM
No but we are going down to Andrews, NC to be in the path!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:46 PM

I think it would be very cool to see. 

cupcake7734
by on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:47 PM
We'll only see a partial eclipse here in PA. I'm still very excited though. :)
Southern_Song
by Jo on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:47 PM
Depends on where in Georgia. We are quite close
ThatDancerGirl
by Ruby Member on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:47 PM
Nope
cutebaby06
by Ruby Member on Aug. 8, 2017 at 2:48 PM

Doesn't look like it, I'm in MN.

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