Everyone is buzzing about the next total solar eclipse to happen on August 21, 2017. What makes it so special and why should you care? For the first time since 1776, the eclipse’s path of totality makes its way completely within the United States and no other country. This isn’t an event you want to miss! Here are three cities where you’ll have the best view of “The Great American Eclipse“:
1. Madras, Oregon
At Madras, Oregon, you’ll get 2 minutes and 2 seconds of totality. The Oregon Solar Festival is taking place here too, where you’ll get to experience live music, great local food, and a clear communal viewing of the eclipse.
2. Hopkinsville, Kentucky
The total solar eclipse will be visible here for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. The city has temporarily dubbed itself “Eclipseville,” and offers plenty of public viewing areas. You can check them all out here.
3. Columbia, South Carolina
For those on the east coast, Columbia, South Carolina is the place to be for the longest viewing of the eclipse. It will be visible for a total of 2 minutes and 36 seconds. The city is making the best of the event with weekend long activities for everyone. More information here.
If these locations aren’t near you, check out other states and cities with the eclipse viewing here. This will surely be an unforgettable moment for all viewers. Most importantly, remember to shield your eyes with a pair of solar eclipse glasses when viewing this amazing feat of nature.