what time is the eclipse happing aug 21st
The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like near the maximum point.
* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Kyiv are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
Moon between 0 and 6 degrees above horizon. May be hard to see due to brightness and line of sight.
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
You’ll find basic information about the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse – and links to all our eclipse articles – here.
Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes, they call me on and on across the universe.
How to Read the Weather the Day Before the Eclipse
Weather will play a crucial role in planning your eclipse day. Meteorologist Jay Anderson shares his tips for reading satellite images and forecast models to make the most of the day. Also from Jay Anderson, Using Weather Models to Predict Cloud Cover.
We hope you found the resources here valuable in your preparation for this grand celestial spectacle.
The next time the moon covers the sun over the US will be on April 8, 2024.
The 2017 eclipse passed over the United States with the path of totality stretching from Oregon down to the East Coast.