Above is a Google Maps map of the totality path for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. This eclipse will happen over the United States, and this map will help show you where you need to be to get the fullest experience of a solar eclipse.
The yellow line represents the center line of the moon’s umbral shadow as it will pass over the US.
The somewhat-transparent blue area represents the surface of the earth where you must be to see a total solar eclipse. When you are not in this area you will only see a partial eclipse.
In short, do whatever you can to be within this area on the big day!
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