Where in the World are our Meteorologists: Eclipse Edition

On Monday, August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse eclipse will travel 2,500 miles across the United States. It’ll pass through 12 states, starting with Oregon and ending in South Carolina, and is sure to provide stunning views for millions of eclipse watchers. The Weather Channel meteorologists will be covering this event like white on rice, so here’s a look at where they’re all traveling!

Madras, OR: Stephanie Abrams

The Pacific Northwest is lucky enough to be the first location in the US to experience the total solar eclipse! Madras has been dubbed one of the best locations to view the eclipse thanks to the geography, weather, and clear views. solar eclipse experts are sure to flock to this location to get the first glimpse of the eclipse, which will begin at 9:06 am PDT, with totality beginning around 10:19 am PDT. The area will experience 2.02 minutes of total darkness!

Jackson Hole, WY: Chris Bruin and Alex Wilson

Jackson Hole, WY is sure to provide stunning views of the eclipse, since it coincides perfectly with its path. The partial eclipse will begin at 10:17 am MDT and last for 1 hour and 18 minutes, then totality will occur at 11:35 am MDT. How long it’ll remain dark depends on your exact location, but eclipse viewers in the area can expect around 2 minutes and 20 seconds of total eclipse.

Carbondale, IL: Jim Cantore and Reynolds Wolf

The point of greatest duration is a few miles south of Carbondale, IL meaning eclipse viewers in that area will be treated to the longest time of totality! At 11:52pm CDT the eclipse will begin. The total solar eclipse will begin around 1:20pm CDT and last approximately 2 minutes and 40 seconds, and the entire event will be over at 2:47pm CDT.

Nashville, TN: Jen Carfagno

Nashville is one of the biggest cities in the path of totality! The partial event starts at 11:58am CDT and ends at 1:55pm CDT. Totality will happen at 1:27pm CDT and will last around 1 minute and 57 seconds. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from Nashville was on July 29, 1478.

Clemson, SC: Maria LaRosa

What’s special about being in Clemson, SC for the eclipse is that it provides a rare opportunity to share the eclipse with the public at large because of Clemson University. The school is making its scientists, experts and main college campus open to the public. The area will experience the beginning of the eclipse at 1:07pm ET and reach totality at 2:37pm ET. Clemson will be engulfed in total darkness for around 2 minutes and 37 seconds. They welcome all “tailgazers” and have spots all over campus for people to come and park to experience the huge scientific event.

In The Air: Scott Newell

Scott Newell will be taking in the total solar eclipse from 35,000 feet up in the air! Thanks to Alaska Airlines, Newell will be flying alongside the eclipse as it happens in Oregon. Other flight attendees include the We Love Weather member that won our Ultimate Solar Eclipse Sweepstakes!

On The Sea: Dave Malkoff

Dave Malkoff will set sail in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday to watch the eclipse from sea.

Wherever The Wind Takes Him: Mike Seidel

Mike Seidel will be on the road covering the eclipse from various cities throughout the day. Where will he go? Watch to find out!

We want to know what your plans are for the eclipse! Tell us how you plan on celebrating in the comments below.


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19 Comments


  1. We are just south of DC so ours will be around 2:41 pm…east coast time…It is exciting to be a weather geek!

  2. We will just step outside and look up, with our Eclipse glasses on of course, Yes fortunate to be in the path of totality here in central WYOMING …… update… It was quite a site to see….. our temp went from 79* down to 66* ! A once in a lifetime event for me !!!!!!!! SPECTACULAR !!!!

  3. Checkin it out from south St. Louis, about 12 miles north of the path of totality so as long as the clouds don’t obstruct our view and the possibility of rain stays away until after 2:50 or so we will be lucky and fortunate enough to experience 99.7% coverage! Hope everyone enjoys this experience safely ! Do something nice for someone you don’t know, all of us can assist in making the world a better place!

  4. oh well I am in North Carolina so we will not see anything at all in am in foothills of nc mountains, in area of north Wilkesboro, and we are outside of the eclipse so nothing will happen here, we are expecting full sunshine and normal as usual not even partial eclipse will be seen here either we are too far out of the path only those areas of tenn Nashville will see it and Columbia south Carolina that’s it entire state of NC nothing. oh what a shame, maybe 2024 we may have a chance until then have fun out there where you all gonna see it

    1. I was under the impression that ALL of the U.S. will see at least some part of the eclipse. Not totality, but partial.

      1. hi well for what I heard is that US will not see it but only states like Oregon.wyoming.moving southerly directon cities that are in totality path will see it… got a book on eclipse that showed rest of US will not see anything at all they are too far away from eclipse on map and areas outside of of totality is not gonna see nothing not even partial eclipse wont be seen. except full sunlight. so that’s what the book said, hmm so I don’t rely well on books or things where it is to be seen or anything I look at tv where they say it will be at, that’s it

    2. That’s actually BS,it will be visible in NC. My daughter is at Western Carolina University and they are on the path of totality. I live in Mooresville and we have like 97% coverage. You should be able to see something in Wilkesboro.

      1. well according to the book I have NC was not listed in it for the eclipse viewing area only those states cities where its seen will be viewed from Oregon to south Carolina states. others was out of the way I don’t know why but yes I am in north Wilkesboro area near boone and Statesville which is 32 miles from me I will look and see if i can see anything with special glasses i got at last minute last week, thanks for letting me know always been a stargazer and love astronomy always look up for anything at night even in wee hours if i wake up and go outside to stare up there its awesome for our planet

  5. My Wife Suzannah and I planning to observe this Eclipse (my 3rd Solar Eclipse trek) from the Anderson Jockey Lot (Totality Center Line for our area). We are traveling down from Virginia . . .

  6. I remember I was in Salt Lake City when the Eclipse occurred. I remember about having protection during the eclipse.

  7. Beatrice, NE here we come. All the way from Houston. This is my second, first was in 1979 in Montana.

  8. I’ll be encouraging any customers at that time (& my boss) to step outside with me to see a partial eclipse. I really hope that it will be a slow day at work!

  9. I will be standing in on the hill at my work. Planning to take a late lunch to catch the partial eclipse. …we will get aprox 75 to 80 % . But at least we will get something