A solar eclipse is coming in August
May 15, 2017
Most Americans won’t see this year’s total solar eclipse, the first in the Lower 48 states since 1979. But a partial eclipse will be visible in every state on Aug. 21. Just don’t look directly at it without eye protection specifically designed to do so. The countdown has begun. Based on the time zone of the device you’re using to read this, the eclipse will start in.