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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 12:28 PM

Updated: Friday, July 14, 2017 12:28 PM

Tennessee One of Many States To See Total Solar Eclipse August 21

On August 21, East Tennessee is set to have some of the best views of a total solar eclipse. Anyone within the eclipse's path will be able to see the total eclipse, while the rest of country may be able to just see a partial covering of the sun.

The August event will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United Sates in 38 years.

The states that will be able to witness a total eclipse are Orgeon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North and South Carolina. The total eclipse will end near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 p.m. EDT. The lunar shadow leaves the United States at 4:09 EDT. The longest duration will be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds.

Use the below interactive map to find out exactly when your area will be in the eclipse's path. For more information, visit the NASA website.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-who-what-where-when-and-how

 

 

 

 

 

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