When Will the Next Total Solar Eclipse Travel Across the US?

Pablo Tucker
August 23, 2017

The solar eclipse will be visible from north of Pacific, US and south of Atlantic, where the Moon will cover solar photosphere and the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere (Chromosphere and Corona) will be seen.

The diamond-ring effect is seen during a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

The eclipse begins its cross-country trajectory over the United States at the Pacific Coast of OR in late Monday morning.

Millions of people are expected to watch as the eclipse cuts a path of totality 70 miles wide across the United States from OR to SC on August 21./AFPMENAN, ID - AUGUST 21: Locals and travelers from around the world gather on Menan Butte to watch the eclipse on August 21, 2017 in Menan, Idaho.

The last time Americans witnessed a total solar eclipse was less than four decades ago, in 1979.


The cosmic display will plunge areas along a narrow corridor from OR to SC into a daytime darkness with a faint ring of sunlight breaking through the profile of the sun's edge.

Even President Donald Trump stepped out of the White House to see the eclipse, though he was spotted briefly looking up without protective glasses, which can cause eye damage, as an aide yelled "Don't look!"

More total eclipses will cross just a few states in 2078 and 2079 as well.

"It was pretty cool seeing the moon go over the sun like that".

A rare solar eclipse will be visible across the United States from 4am NZ time - and has enthused everyone from professional astronomers at NASA to citizen astronomers and schoolchildren.


The crew on the Expedition 52 were not in the eclipse's path of totality, but got to see a partial view of the solar eclipse three times as they orbited.

So when is the solar eclipse in New England?In a cosmic scale, it's only a relatively short wait, a little less than seven years.

"I've never seen an eclipse", she said.

Despite the cloudy weather the students of Port St. Joe High School were enthusiastic and thankful they got to experience the solar eclipse.


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