If the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 is observable from the United States, all the places do not allow to observe the phenomenon in the same way. So, we have selected some of the best places based on weather forecasts, light pollution, the duration of the entire eclipse phase and the activities around the event.

Madras, Oregon

Duration of the totality phase estimated at 2 minutes 4 seconds from 10:19 (local time). If some clouds are expected on the coast, the interior of the territory should benefit from ideal weather conditions.

St. Joseph, Missouri

Duration of the totality phase estimated at 2 minutes 39 seconds from 13:06 (local time). One of the places where the duration of the eclipse will be the longest. A meeting is being held at Rosecrans Memorial Airport where it will be possible to listen to speakers and use the solar telescopes provided.

Madras OregonSnake River Valley, Idaho

Duration of the totality phase estimated at 2 minutes 18 seconds from 11:33 (local time). It is a valley composed of lava fields and farms. The area is known for its very good weather.

Carbondale, Illinois

Duration of the totality phase estimated at 2 minutes 41 seconds from 13:20 (local time). This is one of the place where the solar eclipse will last “long” but there is a risk of clouds to take into account.

Casper WyomingCasper, Wyoming

Totality phase estimated to last 2 minutes 26 seconds from 11:42 (local time). A place that offers good weather forecasts.

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Duration of the totality phase estimated at 2 minutes 41 seconds from 13:24 (local time). If you want to observe the eclipse while enjoying celebration and festivities (Eclipse Con, Summer Salute …), this is the place to be!

Sandshills NebraskaSandhills of western Nebraska

Duration of the totality phase estimated at 2 minutes 30 seconds from 11:49 (local time). They expect good weather conditions for the eclipse. This is a very appreciated place for night stargazing with magnificent views on the Milky Way, thanks to the blackness of its sky.

Nashville, Tennessee

Totality phase duration is estimated at 1 minute 57 seconds from 13:27 (local time). The perfect opportunity to view the solar eclipse while enjoying the a musical journey in the birthplace of country music.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Totality phase should last 1 minute 17 seconds starting at 2:35 pm (local time). For a shorter observation and an entirely different experience: you will be able to see the shadow of the moon running through the landscape.

Columbia USColumbia, South California

Duration of the totality phase estimated at 2 minutes 30 seconds from 2:43pm (local time). The most accessible place with the possibility to observe the longest duration of the eclipse from the beach.

 

Those who do not have the chance to travel to enjoy the total solar eclipse will be able to follow the entire Eclipse live thanks to Cyril, founder of Vaonis, who will capture every moment with Stellina, from Madras, Oregon.