On Aug. 21st, 2017, the United States will witness a solar eclipse. While solar eclipses arenít uncommon, this one is significant. Why? Not only is it a total solar eclipse, meaning the moon will completely block the sun from Earth, but itís also visible from the continental United States - and the path of totality stretches from coast to coast! Many eclipses are only visible from remote parts of our planet, such as Antarctica or the middle of an ocean.

The total eclipse in WV will not be quite total.

Itís been 38 years since a total eclipse was visible from the continental United States - and even then it was visible only in the U.S. Northwest & Canada. It has been a whopping 99 years since the last total eclipse crossed the continental U.S. from coast to coast.

If you miss this one, you wonít get another chance to see a total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. until 2024! Because the August 21st eclipse will be visible in totality only within the U.S., it has been called "The Great American Eclipse".

Caution needs to be used while looking at the sun, special glasses necessary.

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