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!
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