On Monday, a total solar eclipse will be viewable in the United States, from coast to coast. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow that blocks the sun's light. The last total eclipse of the sun that could be seen across the United States occurred 38 years ago, on February 26, 1979.
This exciting event can be viewed first in Oregon just after 12:00 p.m. ET, reaching its first totality point at 1:15 p.m. near Salem, Oregon. The partial phases of the eclipse can last about 90 minutes, but the duration of the total eclipse of the sun can last about 2 minutes at its longest duratio...Read more