This will be the first total solar eclipse to cross our country in 38 years. Great weather should abound along most of the path of totality. The Moon’s shadow first touches land in Oregon, then crosses Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina before heading into the Atlantic Ocean.
Nashville is the only large city the center line passes through. Casper, Wyoming, Columbia and St. Joseph, Missouri, and other small cities lie directly on the center line. Many large cities, including Portland, Denver, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Memphis, and Atlanta, sit within easy driving distance of totality. The point of greatest eclipse — which offers 2 minutes, 40 seconds of totality — lies slightly south of Carbondale, Illinois.
Learn all about eclipses and the 2017 event in the blogs below.