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Click here for the location of the ACA's
official Partial Solar Eclipse Observing Event

Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017

Click here for the location of the ACA's
official Partial Solar Eclipse Observing Event

Time and coverage will depend on your location
Fantastic Solar Eclipse site available here where you can get information for your location

The eclipse will run west to east for much of the United States.
This map shows the entire path and coverage of the eclipse.  Only observers in locations under the
dark curved bar will experience a total eclipse.  Those in areas above or below this bar will see some
degree of partial eclipse.

This map shows more detail.  Only those locations under the dark horizontal bar marking the path of totality will experience a total eclipse.
Times shown are in EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). The further you observe from the line of totality, less Sun will be covered by the Moon.
Click anywhere in Ohio to see an animation what we'll see
The path of totality will begin in the west and move eastward at over 1700mph(!) through these states (times shown are EDT).
Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.

From the location of the ACA Observatory, a partial eclipse with maximum coverage of the Sun at approximately 2:32pm will be seen as indicated in the graphic below created from this Website. Please note that the times shown in the graphic are in UT (Universal Time).
To calculate EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) from UT, subtract 4 hours from the times shown (ie. 18:31:57.5 UT - 4 hours = 14:31:57.5 EDT = 2:31:57.5 PM EDT)

Here's the information converted to Eastern Daylight Time:

(as seen from the ACA Observatory)
Date Time
Eastern Daylight Time
Alt AZ
Start of partial eclipse (C1) Aug 21, 2017 1:07:00.7 EDT +60.5 168.9
Maximum eclipse (81.368% covered) Aug 21, 2017 2:31:57.5 EDT +57.8 209.8
End of partial eclipse (C4) Aug 21, 2017 3:52:20.4 EDT +47.2 237.4

Click the graphic below to see a computer-generated animation of the eclipse we'll see from northeast Ohio.

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