Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017 Animated Grid Map for Over 150 Points Across the United States on One Map
Total Eclipse of the Sun in Illinois where greatest (maximum) duration will occur
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 next year during a solar eclipse!
A view of the Moon and the Earth as seen from space on August 21, 2017.
A video showing you what a total eclipse of the Sun would like!
Have questions about the eclipse, then chat away right here!!!
Updated on September 15, 2016

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.
I hope the skies will be TOTALLY clear!
Created, in part, in Stellarium (which is free to download). 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.
A great website, headed by Deborah Byrd, for those who want to find out the latest about eclipses, astronomy, or anything else under or beyond the Sun. I love this site!
An excellent source for the latest about this eclipse including in-campus activities near the site of maximum duration!
A very now oriented website, hosted by Dr. Tony Phillips, who brings you the latest on the Sun in regards to sunspots, solar flares, eclipses, auroras, and on and on and on, including the latest photographs within hours.  As August 21, 2017 gets closer and closer, we will be seeing more from him!
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.
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.
Florida map is currently being worked on Alabama map uploaded on September 3rd