Path of totality for the upcoming solar eclipse.

A total eclipse of the sun will cross the US Aug. 21, 2017. “The narrow line of totality will cross the entire country, from Oregon to South Carolina, with all of the contiguous United States seeing at least a partial eclipse.” For the area of greatest duration, near Carbondale, Ill., totality will last about three minutes, says Eric Berger at Ars Technica.

The last total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States was in 1979. It “only clipped the northwestern United States, mostly rural areas of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota.” And it was hidden by clouds and rain.

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