On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be able to witness an eclipse of the sun. The last time the lower 48 states of the United States witnessed a total solar eclipse like this one was on February 26, 1979. What makes this eclipse special is it will be the first eclipse in 99 years that's visible from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The last time there was a coast-to-coast total eclipse was June 8, 1918. The next solar eclipse to touch such a wide piece of the United States will not occur until April 8, 2024, when it crosses from Texas to Maine.
Remember, it is NEVER safe to look directly at the Sun's rays. The eclipse's path will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina on Monday. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse. NASA will cover the eclipse LIVE beginning at noon EDT. For more information about this awesome event, click on the links below.