usa eclipse map

If you haven't heard already, next Monday, 21 August, marks the first solar eclipse since 1979 - that's a whopping 37 years. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for a given period of time. Monday's eclipse is expected to last a little over an hour and a half - beginning at around 10:19 am, Oregon time and ending at approximately 2:43 pm in South Carolina.

Depending on where you are, you'll see a slightly different eclipse - with people who live in the following 10 states lucky enough to experience a total eclipse, i.e. a total blackout: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The remaining 40 states will see a partial eclipse. And to make it super easy for you, we've made a list of the best time to see the solar eclipse in your state, alongside the type of eclipse you are likely to see.