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Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will track from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The shadow of the moon will track over parts of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. The total eclipse will begin near Newport, Oregon at 1:16 PM EDT and will end near Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 PM EDT.  A partial eclipse will occur for the rest of the United States. The next total eclipse that can be seen from a large portion of the United States will not occur until 2024. The next total eclipse that can be seen from the west coast to the east coast will be in 2045.

The point where the sun, moon, and earth line up most perfectly during the eclipse will occur 2.3 miles east of Cerulean on KY 624 near the intersection with J Stewart Cemetery Road in Trigg County. That is the "point of greatest eclipse" with virtually the same length of eclipse duration, two minutes and 40 seconds, as the "point of longest duration" that will take place in southern Illinois near Carbondale.

Main NASA Page for the 2017 Eclipse






Path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Above:Path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
(click on the image for a larger version)

credit: Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Above: Total solar eclipse over Kentucky


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