August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Information

August 21, 2017 is the first total solar eclipse over the United States in 38 years. It will be the first eclipse to travel coast to coast across the U.S. in 99 years!

The path of totality will be about 70 miles wide, and stretches from Oregon through Wyoming to South Carolina, touching 12 states in all. That means this is going to be the most accessible total solar eclipse for the largest number of people in the U.S. for many decades to come. 

A total solar eclipse is one of the most spectacular natural events you can witness with your own eyes (using eclipse glasses, of course). There is good reason that many people after seeing their first total solar eclipse, plan trips half way across the globe to see another one. It really is an awe inspiring event that should be on everyone's bucket list.

Where will the Eclipse be visible?

The eclipse will pass from the west coast to the east coast on August 21, 2017. The official NASA 2017 Eclipse Website is a great resource to find events in your area, state by state eclipse maps (also included in the Eclipse Kit Guide) and other resources. 

Use the NASA Interactive eclipse map to find your ideal eclipse viewing spot. 

U.S. Eclipse Map

What time of day will the Eclipse occur?

Use the NASA interactive eclipse map to find the exact times for your location. The table below (provided by NASA) summarizes the timings for major cities along the path.

Gear Up

This website and the products on offer are to help make this eclipse the experience of a lifetime for the entire family, or for your school. The Eclipse AstroBox, Family Eclipse Guide, and Classroom Eclipse Kits are complete packages with information, eclipse glasses, and other activities and items to contribute to your eclipse adventure.