Watch Why You Should Take Part in the Solar Eclipse on August 21
For the first time in 38 years, the moon will entirely cover the sun in the US.
On August 21, the moon’s orbit will bring it directly in line between the Earth and the sun, creating a total solar eclipse in the United States for the first time in 38 years. The entire continental US will be able to witness at least a partial eclipse, with a small handful of fourteen states experiencing what will be considered a remarkable celestial event: a total solar eclipse.
The eclipse will start on the West Coast around 10:15 a.m PST, and then make its way east, hitting the East Coast around 2:45 p.m EST. Cities that will get to see the total eclipse include: Salem, Oregon; Nashville, Tennessee; Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina.
Watch the video above to see what to expect on this day.
For more solar eclipse festivities, Krispy Kreme released its first ever chocolate glazed doughnut in celebration of the special day.
- Alex Gorosh