Sun-Earth Days 2014

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Goddard Space Flight Center

Sun-Earth Days 2014

Total Solar Eclipse to Cross the United States on August 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the entire US since 1918 is happening on August 21, 2017. The eclipse center line will enter the US crossing Oregon between Lincoln City and Newport and will exit three hours later in South Carolina between Georgetown and Charleston. If you've never seen a total solar eclipse, here's your chance! NASA is here to help you prepare for this wondrous natural spectacle.

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Map of the Eclipse Path of 2017


The fastest coronal mass ejection was recorded on August 4, 1972 and traveled from the sun to earth in 14.6 hours - a speed of nearly 10 million kilometers per hour!