‘Great American Eclipse’ will happen one year from today

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    Map courtesy NASA
    The line indicates where a 100 percent eclipse will be visible. Partial or majority eclipses will still be visible outside the “path of totality.” The path extends from Oregon to South Carolina. (Map courtesy NASA)

    The United States will see a full solar eclipse next year. It’s the first time the phenomenon will be visible from coast to coast since 1918.

    The full eclipse will be visible from northern Oregon to South Carolina on Aug. 21, 2017. In Lynnwood, the sun will be 91 percent eclipsed at 10:21 a.m., which is the maximum eclipse visible in the area. The eclipse will start at 9:08 a.m. and end at 11:38 a.m.

    While this is the first time the eclipse will be visible in several states since 1918, parts of the United States have been able to see a solar eclipse more recently. In 1991, a full solar eclipse was visible from Hawaii. An eclipse was most recently visible in the Pacific Northwest in 1979.

    For more information about next year’s eclipse, visit NASA’s website here, or visit The Great American Eclipse, a website dedicated to the eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017 created by Michael Zeiler, an eclipse enthusiast and interactive map creator.

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