Are you ready for the first solar eclipse to cross North America from coast to coast since 1918? Here are a few things you need to know about the eclipse on Monday.
When will it be near me?
You can view a total eclipse only in a few select states between Oregon and South Carolina. The total eclipse is predicted to begin at 10:16 AM ET in Government Point, Ore., going across Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina, where it will end at 14:48 PM ET.
Where should you watch the eclipse?
To see how close you are to view the total eclipse, check out these NASA maps of each state with viewing spots. If you can’t catch the eclipse or the weather isn’t cooperating, NASA is streaming the event live on its website.
How to watch the solar eclipse safely
Remember to never look directly at the sun because looking directly at the sun can damage your eyes. If you are planning to watch the eclipse you must wear solar eclipse viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard; just dark sunglasses won’t work. If you can’t find any glasses last minute, here is an article and video from Live Science on how to make your own.