Ask a Scientist: What's Happening on August 21, 2017, and What Can People Potentially See?

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On August 21, we'll have what's called the Great American Solar Eclipse. It's a total solar eclipse that's gonna go from Oregon down to South Carolina. It's gonna begin in Oregon at about 10:15 a.m. local time, and it'll exit the U.S. in South Carolina at about 2:45 p.m. local time. The path of totality is about 70 miles wide and it's gonna trace a path completely across the country. Accessibility provided by the U.S. Department of Education.


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A total solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017. It will track from Oregon to South Carolina. David Boboltz from the National Science Foundation describes what viewers can expect to see in various locations.

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