Ready to check out the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse?

Posted By on August 21, 2017

The last time our continent had a total solar eclipse was 1991 and so getting a chance to view 2017’s is a rare opportunity. Not everybody will be traveling to the “belted area” across the country, but most will have a chance to see a partial eclipse.

According to NASA, “an estimated 500 million people will be able to observe the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, in partial or total form: 391 million in the U.S., 35 million in Canada, and 119 million in Mexico (plus Central America and parts of South America and northwestern Europe).”

For those of us in and around Cincinnati, but still on Eastern Standard Time, get ready to check out the sky in the mid-afternoon. Below is the NASA map projecting the Total Solar Eclipse as it passes from west to east — NOTE: Bowling Green KY and Nashville TN along I-65 look like pretty good spots.

If you end up with cloud cover or miss the opportunity to view, there is another total eclipse opportunity in the U.S. in 2024 depending on where you live.


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