The Great American Eclipse

The ‘Great American Eclipse’ as it has been called is to be a truly spectacular total solar eclipse. Occurring on Monday August 21, 2017, this eclipse is likely to be the most watched, most photographed and most televised astronomical event of a generation. The path of totality will begin in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean then race across no less than 14 states of America from West to East. The corridor of the moon’s shadow will reach over 70 miles in width. Millions of Americans will live within easy reach of the total phase of this eclipse known as totality. Countless numbers of people will be making travel plans across the United States for August 2017.

Another rare aspect of this eclipse is that the path of totality occurs over just one country. This is America’s eclipse, a great eclipse for a great nation. The eclipse also occurs over the planet’s two largest oceans, the Pacific and Atlantic ending a little over 300 miles SSW of Cape Verde.

Information about the eclipse path in detail can be found on our ‘Path of Totality’ pages. See our Eclipse Maps area to see detailed maps of totality state by state.