While everyone in the US will be able to see at least a partial eclipse, some states will have better views than others.
The total eclipse will cut through only a 70-mile-wide band of the country, stretching from the Northwest to the Southeast US. Those in this zone will see the eclipse in its totality (i.e., when the moon appears to cover the sun). Others will see a partial eclipse.
The states that will have the best views of the solar eclipse are Oregon, Nebraska, Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.
This NASA map shows where the total eclipse will pass through:
Cities like Kansas City, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina, fall in line with the eclipse's path of totality. These areas will see a nearly 100% obscuration of the sun, weather permitting.
In cities like San Antonio, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, the moon will block between 60% and 70% of the sun.
You can use this US Naval Observatory tool to calculate exactly how much of the total eclipse you will see where you are.
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