On August 21, 2017 - A Total Eclipse of the Sun
An Animated Grid Map for Over 150 Points Across the U.S.A.

This map above has over 150 locations animated throughout the United States laid out on a grid. Each animation is one frame per minute. Each location doesn’t represent a particular city, but the overall display gives you a better idea how the eclipse will look across the states. For those interested, you can download the QuickTime file here at a higher resolution.

 

How will this eclipse look in your state?
Alabama Alaska Arkansas California Colorado Florida Georgia
Utah
more to come
     

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Illinois where greatest (maximum) duration will occur.

United States Naval Observatory - 2 minutes and 44.3 seconds of darkness, a few miles south of Carbondale Illinois in the
Shawnee National Forest. Mostly one and two lane roads with the exact center located on farmland.

NASA - 2 minutes and 40.2 seconds of darkness near Goreville Illinois, which too, is in the Shawnee National Forest. The exact spot is on farmland with two lane roads nearby. Straight-line distance from Goreville to "greatest duration" is under six miles. The separation from USNO's spot and NASA's is under twenty miles in southern Illinois.

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Kentucky where greatest eclipse will occur.



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The name of the game is weather: Are the clouds going to interfere with your view of this eclipse on August 21, 2017?
This is how the clouds looked on August 21st from 2012 to 2016 across the lower 48. I am going to hit the road if the
weather looks bad for my location, and I live near Cadiz Kentucky. You should plan to be flexible if the forecast doesn’t
look right! There is nothing worse than being in rain, with the sky being pitch black for over two minutes on August 21st of next year during a solar eclipse!


I hope the skies will be TOTALLY clear...especially of jets!

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in middle Tennessee.

 

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Missouri.

 


Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Kansas.

 

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Iowa.

 

 

 

A recent change in the position of greatest eclipse as seen in this aerial photograph. The position of greatest eclipse, now, is
0.34 miles further west than the 2015 position.

 

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Georgia.

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in North Carolina.

 


Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in South Carolina.

 

 


Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Florida.

 

 

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Nebraska.

 

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Idaho.

 

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Wyoming.

 

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Montana.

 

 

 

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Oregon.

 

 

Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Washington.

 

 

Eclipse of the Sun as seen in California.

 

 

Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Alaska.

 

 

Stars and planets surrounding the August 21st total solar eclipse.


Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation of Leo. The Sun will be 44 arc-minutes (or less than one degree)
away from Regulus. Created, in part, in Stellarium (which is free to download).

 

 

Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Alabama.

 

 

Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Mississippi.

 

 

Eclipse of the Sun as seen in Louisiana.

 

 

What does a live video of a total eclipse of the Sun look like?

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated on December 2, 2016