Welcome to our solar eclipse central! This year, North America is getting a treat with its first total solar eclipse since 1979. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon completely blocks the light of the sun. The result is a few hours of darkness in the middle of the day on August 21, 2017.

Our meteorologists are gearing up for this rare event. Throughout the month, we’ll be posting valuable solar eclipse resources like blog posts, maps, and videos from our cameras in the path of totality.

 

Check back regularly for useful information on this exciting celestial event and don’t forget to leave comments on the blog posts if you have any questions! Share our Solar Eclipse Central to help others learn more about this rare event and how they can view it.

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