How to Prepare for the Great American Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States, marking the first time in nearly 40 years that a total eclipse has been visible there. For millions of Americans, this eclipse represents their first opportunity to view a total solar eclipse.

In order to make the most of this rare astronomical event, it’s best to plan ahead!

Check out the maps that NASA has created to see the nearest place to view totality!