August 2017 eclipse map. Right here on our shores. While anyone in the country can glimpse a partial eclipse on this phenomenal day charleston will join a. Total solar eclipse of 2017 august 21. 2017 august 21 global circumstances and animation.
You can see the sky darken and streetlamp light up as the car goes through. The total eclipses path will notably hit southern illinois university in carbondale ill which is also going to see a total solar eclipse on aug. 21 2017 skies darkened from oregon to south carolina in the first total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast across the united states in 99 years. Skywatchers on the american continent today are in for a special astronomical treat.
Total eclipse of the sun. The solar eclipse of august 21 2017 dubbed the great american eclipse by the media was a total solar eclipse visible within a band that spanned the entire contiguous united states passing from the pacific to the atlantic coasts. Front row seats to a total solar eclipse. The path of totality for the eclipse in august stretches from coast to coast passing over oregon in the west and moving all the way across the country to south carolina in the east.
An eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. On monday august 21 a total solar eclipse will traverse this continent from coast to coastfor the first time in 99 years and then take its leave of the us.