Here’s what the solar eclipse will look like from different cities around the US

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Americans are about to experience a solar eclipse.

On Monday, the entire US – including Hawaii and Alaska – will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. People located along a particular 70-mile-wide stretch will be able to see a total solar eclipse, or the moment when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, completely blocking out the sun’s light.

For those hoping to see the eclipse, the appearance will vary based on where you are. To help determine what that view will look like ahead of time, a team from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory built a simulation that maps out what the eclipse is expected to look like when it’s over the US.

A word of warning: If you plan to catch the solar eclipse on Monday, don’t look directly at the sun. There are solar filters designed to let you see the eclipse in a way that will prevent damage to your eyes.

Here’s what the eclipse will look like in some major cities. These projections don’t account for clouds, which could obstruct the view in some parts of the US.


San Francisco will get this view of the eclipse at about 10:11 a.m. PT.

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Those in Los Angeles will get to see a partial eclipse at 10:18 a.m. PT.

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Phoenix, Arizona, will get to see a partial eclipse at about 11:24 a.m. MT.

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Denver, which is just south of the eclipse’s trajectory, will get this view at about 11:45 a.m. MT.

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The NASA application runs you through the views of the eclipse during the three hours it’ll be seen from the US. Here’s the trajectory for Portland, Oregon.

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You can also put in your city or ZIP code — I tested it with my hometown, near Chicago.

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Residents of Houston will get to see this view at about 1:06 p.m. CT.

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Shortly before then, residents of San Antonio will get to see a partial eclipse at about 12:59 p.m. CT.

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Kansas City, Kansas, will get to see a total eclipse at about 1:08 p.m. CT.

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Chicagoans will get to glimpse this partial eclipse at 1:26 p.m. CT.

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Nashville, Tennessee, will also get to see a full eclipse. That’ll happen at about 2:30 p.m. ET.

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Columbus, Ohio, will get pretty close to a total eclipse at about 2:34 p.m. ET.

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Charleston, South Carolina, will get to see a total eclipse at about 2:47 p.m. ET.

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New York City will get to see a partial eclipse that looks like this at about 2:48 p.m. ET.

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Washington, DC, which is a little closer to the full-eclipse trajectory, will get this view at about the same time, 2:50 p.m. ET.

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Miami is still a bit farther south of the trajectory, but it will still get this view of a partial eclipse at about 2:50 p.m. ET.

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Philadelphia will get a good view of a partial eclipse starting at about 1:30 p.m. ET and see this at about 3 p.m.

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Boston, which is pretty far north of the eclipse’s trajectory, will see a partial eclipse that looks like this at about 3 p.m. ET.

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You can play around with the eclipse simulator more here »