On Monday, August 21, 2017, parts of 12 states including Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina will be in the path of totality (70-miles wide). Everyone else in the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) will be able to see some part of the sun eclipsed by the moon. The last total eclipse viewed in some areas of the United States was in 1979 (a small area in the western US) and the next one will be in 2024. Of course, the weather will play a huge part in whether or not you will be able to see the eclipse. There are many websites discussing this event, so if you are interested in more information, just google it.
Please feel free to comment on any of the following questions.
- Do you live in the path of totality?
- Do you live close-by and plan to travel to the path of totality?
- Do you live far away and plan to travel to the path of totality?
- If the weather forecast is not good for your planned destination are you going to "chase" the eclipse?
- Do you wish you could see it, but work interferes?
- Have you previously seen a total eclipse?
- Will you be staying in a Marriott or Starwood property?
- ETC, ETC, ETC.