Fourteen states will get to witness a total solar eclipse, and Georgia happens to be one of those states.


On Monday, August 21, you will be within the “path of totality” of a total solar eclipse. During this amazing experience, the moon will cover the sun. Those not within the path of totality will witness a partial solar eclipse. North America and parts of South America, Europe, and Africa will be able to witness this solar eclipse in some capacity.


A total solar eclipse is when the moon blocks the sun for a few hours as it passes through the sun and earth. This will be the first total eclipse witnessed in the United States since 1979.


Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina are the states that will be within the path of totality.

When it comes to watching the eclipse, be sure to have the proper viewing glasses, otherwise you will risk serious damage to your vision.


You can check out these 21 Georgia cities where you will be able to see the total solar eclipse via AJC here.