Solar Eclipse 2017: Here's Everything You Need To Know

Solar Eclipse 2017: Here's Everything You Need To Know

Who else is ready for the 2017 Solar Eclipse today?!

The celestial event will be going across North America today (August 21) with almost everyone on the mainland having at least a partial view of the eclipse.

Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are the states in the “path of totality.”

The event will kick off in Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PT, reaching totality at 10:17 a.m. PT. The last view of the moon’s shadow will be seen in Charleston, South Carolina at 4:10 p.m. ET.

Other peak times for major cities include: New York City (2:44pm ET), Los Angeles (1:21pm ET), Chicago (2:19pm ET), Dallas (2:09pm ET), and Denver (1:47pm ET).

Find out more about when your location will see the eclipse best here.

Also, remember NOT TO LOOK AT THE ECLIPSE DIRECTLY! You should either have eclipse approved glasses — sunglasses will not work. You can make your own viewing device using cereal boxes!

And if you don’t have glasses, just watch the livestream below!

Click inside now to learn how to take pictures of the eclipse too…

First, you need to be wearing eclipse glasses before you look up at the event.

Some photography experts suggest that using an app such as NightCap Camera may help and others say to set up your cellphone on a tripod or using a selfie stick so that you can actually view the phenomenon.

Other experts say that zooming in is a bad idea, and try setting your camera to take a time-lapse video instead. Happy viewing!

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