Mark your Calendar! 21 augustus 2017 — Solar Eclipse


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21 Aug 2017 Solar Eclipse

eclipsesHOWMark your Calendar! On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.


21 Aug 2017 Eclipse path

21 Aug 2017 Eclipse path

The total phase of this total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow path spanning all across the USA from the East Coast to the West Coast (see map and local times below), weather permitting.

In the surrounding areas, which include all of mainland United States and Canada, the total eclipse 2017 will be a partial solar eclipse.

This is the first total eclipse of the Sun visible from the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since February 26, 1979. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast was on June 8, 1918.



Where to See the Eclipse

Everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states.


Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: West in Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

Cities where at least part of the total eclipse is visible

Eclipse Map for local info
Interactive Map >>
Eclipse Maps


U.S Eclipse Path

Cities where partial eclipse is visible


Maximum Point: Best Location to View the Eclipse

eclipse approxi near the maximum point

What the eclipse approximately looks like near the maximum point

The maximum point of the eclipse will take place near Hopkinsville, Kentucky at 18:20 UTC, which is 1:20 pm local time. Here, totality will last for 2 minutes and 40 seconds..

Find out the visibility where you live here 

Interactive Map >> 



Eclipse Start & End: Local Time for US States


Eclipse Stages

The eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean at 15:46 UTC, which corresponds to 8:46 am Pacific Time. It will reach the coast of Oregon at Lincoln City, just west of Salem, at 9:04 am local time.

From here, the Moon’s central shadow will move inland. The total eclipse will reach the western border of Idaho at 10:10 am, Wyoming at 10:16 am, and Nebraska at 10:25 am local time.

The total solar eclipse will then move across northeastern Kansas (starting at 11:36 am local time), Missouri (11:46 am), southern Illinois (11:52 am), western Kentucky (11:56 am), Tennessee (11:58 am), northeastern Georgia (1:07 pm), and South Carolina (1:13 pm).

The last city in the US to see the eclipse will be Charleston, South Carolina. Here, the eclipse will run from 1:16 pm to 4:09 pm local time.


LIVE Coverage

NASA Eclipse Live Stream
Slooh live coverage
TimeAndDate live coverage 




When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs. Find your local times here

Event UTC Time *(Time in the Netherlands)
First location to see the partial eclipse begin 21 aug 15:46 21 aug 17:46
First location to see the full eclipse begin 21 aug 16:48 21 aug 18:48
Maximum Eclipse 21 aug 18:21 21 aug 20:21
Last location to see the full eclipse end 21 aug 20:02 21 aug 22:02
Last location to see the partial eclipse end 21 aug 21:04 21 aug 23:04

* Time shown for the Netherlands does not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from the Netherlands. Instead, it indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its maximum, and ends, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local time is useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live stream webcam. Find your local times here



View the eclipse from multiple locations and perspectives, moving back and forth in time and space. How will it look from your town?


Eclipse app web grab. Launch the app here




More info about the 21 Aug 2017 eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse 27 Aug 2017 – NASA
Eclipse 2017 – NASA
21 augustus 2017 — Great American Eclipse (Total Solar Eclipse) – TimeAndDate

View the eclipse from multiple locations and perspectives

Eclipse Map for local info
Interactive Map >>
Eclipse Maps      

Live stream
NASA Eclipse Live Stream
Slooh live coverage
TimeAndDate live coverage 


Next Total Solar Eclipse will be on 2 jul 2019 >>


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