Find out How Much of the Solar Eclipse You'll See Based on Your Location

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A solar eclipse is headed your way on August 21st. For the first time in 38 years, all of North America will be able to witness the moon passing between the sun and the Earth.

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While the entire country will be able to see at least a partial eclipse, the total eclipse will only be seen by people along the path of totality from Oregon to South Carolina. It'll pass through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The total eclipse will create complete darkness for almost three minutes in the middle of the day.

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Once you have your safety eclipse glasses ready, you'll need to know what time you should look up at the sun to actually see the eclipse.

Vox created a handy calculator that will show you how much of the eclipse you'll see based on your location. Simply add your zip code and find out exactly how much of the total solar eclipse will be visible, as well as what time it will peak. It'll also tell you where you need to travel to see the total eclipse.

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Check out the calculator here.

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