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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Live from the U.S.A

Posted on May 17, 2017 - 6:33 PM CDT

8/21/2017 (Mon) - 11:00 AM to 3:15 PM CDT

Tags: Families | General Public | Informal | Educator | Scientists | Heliophysics

Event information

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the U.S.A. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed sun will be visible along a 60-mile-wide path arching from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people are expected to travel to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covers the face of the sun.

People in the rest of the country will experience a partial eclipse. For those who can’t make it to the path, the Exploratorium, with our NASA partners, will be filming the event from two different locations and sharing it with the world by live stream. Audiences can join us on this website, by mobile phone/app, or at special events in the museum and other institutions across the globe.