First Total Solar Eclipse To Display Over The U.S. Since 1979

Since 1979 the phenomena of a Total Solar Eclipse has been unseen by North Americans. This August 21st, 80’s babies through millennial born Americans will have their first chance to catch a glimpse of this rare occasion. While the Total Solar Eclipse won’t be visible to everyone in the United States, the graph below will provide the closest states possible for visibility.

” Total solar eclipses occur when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night.”

Regardless if you’re not able to catch this Total Eclipse first hand, we’re sure social media will keep you afloat. In fact, the traffic jams and possible power outages set to occur from this event are highly expected and will be heavily documented.