Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where, & How to See It
Next Monday, August 21st, we will be witness to a solar eclipse in the U.S., this is the first time in 38 years that a total eclipse will only be visible our nation.
The moon will completely block out the sun and cast it's shadow on Earth as it traces a line from Oregon to South Carolina. The shadow will be moving at about 2,955 mph and will cross the U.S. in one hour and 33 minutes.
In the Quad Cities we'll only be able to see about 90% of the totality of the eclipse. Keep your eyes on the sky between 12:16pm and 1:49pm, but don't stare directly at the sun.
You should purchase special eclipse glasses or viewers so you don't burn your eyes out. Many news stations will be streaming the "The Great American Eclipse" if you don't have the chance to get outside.
If you miss the chance this go round, another eclipse is set to cross the U.S. in 2024.
Here's the map that shows the trajectory of the eclipse:
Get more solar information from Space.com.