On 21st August, the sun will disappear for a short time across America. (Source: NASA ). According to NASA, experiencing a total solar eclipse where one lives happens about once in 375 years. So unless modern medicine advances considerably in next few years, one might not be able to make it to the next one. So, we suggest you not to miss this.
The last time anyone in the US witnessed a total solar eclipse was on 26th February 1979. It’s been even longer since a total solar eclipse crossed the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The total solar eclipse on June 8, 1918- almost a century ago, passed from Washington to Florida.
The total eclipse will have a magnitude of 1.0306 and will be visible within a narrow corridor 70 miles crossing fourteen states of the contiguous United States: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. It will be first seen from land in the US shortly after 10:15 a.m. PDT at Oregon’s Pacific coast.
One can also watch the eclipse live at- NASA’s Website