Unfortunately for almost all of us here in Iowa, next week's solar eclipse won't totally cover us in the moon's shadow. But there is one lucky spot that will be 100% in the dark.

The path that the eclipse will cut across the nation next week will touch 14 different states, including Iowa. But the state just barely made it in, because only a sliver of land is in the path.

Here's a look from Google Maps that shows Lower Hamburg Bend Conservation Area is the only location in Iowa to be completely covered by the eclipse. The darkened part of the map is where the shadow will be:

Google Maps
Google Maps

So if you want to see the totality of The Great American Eclipse, plan on driving for about 5-6 hours. In that small spot, the totality will last about 30 seconds.

Read more at Des Moines Register.

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