Reserve Your Spot For August 21st
Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between Earth and the Sun creating a beautiful and special celestial event. On August 21st, people across the contiguous United States will be able to witness in awe. Depending on your location, you may be able to see a total solar eclipse – where the moon completely covers the sun and the sun’s corona can be seen.
It’s been nearly 40 years!
The last time the contiguous United States saw a total solar eclipse was in 1979, folks!
We defer to NASA on the specifics:
The path of totality is a relatively thin ribbon, around 70 miles wide, that will cross the U.S. from West to East. The first point of contact will be at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PDT. Totality begins there at 10:16 a.m. PDT. Over the next hour and a half, it will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. The total eclipse will end near Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 p.m. EDT. From there the lunar shadow leaves the United States at 4:09 EDT. Its longest duration will be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds.
Don’t live in the path of the total eclipse? Try It Tiny will try to help you. Here are some land locations that you can rent. Bring your tent, camper, RV or tiny house and settle in to see a once in ~40 year type of event.
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Let’s grab the map of the varying degrees to see the complete solar eclipse