Illustration of the 2017 solar eclipse


Monday, August 21, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT


North America and Canada

Target Audience:

General public


On Aug. 21, 2017, sky-gazers in North America will have a chance to see one of the most stellar celestial events visible from Earth: a total eclipse of the sun!

Find out everything you need to know about how to safely* watch the eclipse and learn about the history and mystery surrounding these rare events on NASA's Eclipse 2017 website.

Want to see what the eclipse will look like where you live? Or better yet, find the best spot to watch the eclipse? Check out NASA's Eclipse 2017 visualization tool, which lets you explore the view from any location in the world. 

*NEVER look directly at the sun without proper solar filters. 

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