Technology What time is the solar eclipse where I live?

09:21  18 august  2017
09:21  18 august  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

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You'll need perfect timing to catch the exact moment the moon blocks the sun in your city. 

The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 lasts less than a minute in some places, while a partial eclipse can be visible for an hour or more.

Everyone in the USA will be able to see at least a partial eclipse, weather permitting, on Aug. 21, but when is the best time to watch?

The short answer is that it depends on where you live.

Type your zip code here to find out when to head outside.

The celestial show will start will start in Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PT, reaching totality at 10:17 a.m. PT. The last glimpse of the moon's shadow will fade out near Charleston, S.C. at 4:10 p.m. ET.

The view will be the best for those lucky enough to be in the “path of totality” which crosses these 12 states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

 

Eclipse: Family over the moon with totality baby .
As the moon made its way across the sun during a rare solar eclipse on Monday, Charlotte Roel Easterly said hello to the world. The 7-pound, 11-ounce baby girl was born at Sacred Hospital at 1:36 p.m. CT at the exact moment of the height of the eclipse in Pensacola. "It was literally during the eclipse, it was the most amazing thing," said Karen Lee, the baby's aunt. Even in the busy maternity ward, employees and patient family members took turns going outside with special glasses to view the eclipse, Lee said. "People had been talking about it all day," said Lee. USA TODAY Network: Complete coverage of the solar eclipse Her sister, Taria White, went into labor around 9 a.m. Lee said her sister had joked months earlier that she was going to have the baby during the eclipse, but it was an unexpected surprise when Charlotte was actually born during the height of the rare solar event. The odds were, well, astronomical. It takes three celestial bodies (the sun, moon and Earth) all of which are on various orbital paths, to line up in the exact way at the right time to create an eclipse. The last total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. was on Feb. 26, 1979. Monday's total eclipse was visible in the U.S. only — the first time that's happened since the country's founding in 1776, according to USA TODAY. "It was really special," Lee said.

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