This is the first TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE to be visible to the U.S. mainland since 1979. And the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918.
It makes landfall in LINCOLN BEACH, OREGON at 10:19 PACIFIC TIME (1:19 PM EST), goes across the country at a rate of 1,500 MPH, passing through 14 states then leaves land in CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA just before 3PM EST.
The eclipse will last 2 minutes on average, but it really depends on where you are. In CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, the entire event will last the longest, 2 minutes and 43 seconds.
There are 4 stages of the eclipse:
The whole event stretches across 2 hours and 30 minutes)
-10:16AM PST (1:16 PM EST) TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE MAKES LANDFALL IN OREGON.
– 2:41 PM EST – TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE MAKES FINAL APPEARANCE IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA BEFORE HEADING OUT TO ATLANTIC.
– 1:24 PM EST – START OF PARTIAL ECLIPSE IN NYC-AREA.
– 2:45 PM EST – MAXIMUM ECLIPSE (69.88% COVERAGE) WILL BE VISIBLE IN NYC- AREA
– 4:00 PM EST – END OF PARTIAL ECLIPSE IN NYC AREA.
Full eclipse coverage HERE.