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. 

Our Southwestern States video takes you from San Diego to Monument Valley in 2 minutes.