Last solar eclipse of the year on Monday

Katie Ramirez
January 26, 2019

Everyone in the United States should be able to have at least a partial view of the eclipse, with Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and SC being in the "path of totality".

In the United States, the total eclipse was visible from the east to west coast in a path about 60 to 70 miles wide.

It is the first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, when one was visible from the Big Island of Hawaii.

This rare alignment, in which only the sun's corona is visible, hasn't been seen across the continental U.S. since 1918, and a record number of people are flocking to states where they can see totality.

Once every 18 months or so, as the Earth, moon, and sun perform a cosmic ballet, something spectacular happens. What is an eclipse?

The International Space Station joined in the fun of the total eclipse by photobombing the moon's pass in front of the sun.

Partial eclipses occur about twice a year somewhere in the world.

This is the first total solar eclipse viewable from the continental US since 1979, and the first coast-to-coast in 99 years.

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"Cross the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open fingers of the other, creating a waffle pattern; with your back to the sun, look at your hands' shadow on the ground...the little spaces between your fingers will project a grid of small images on the ground, showing the sun as a crescent during the partial phases of the eclipse", NASA wrote on its website. -AFP This NASA handout photo shows the Diamond Ring effect seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon.

Over the weekend, millions of Americans crowded into the narrow celestial interstate from OR to SC known as the "path of totality", where a total solar eclipse appeared briefly on Monday.

The total eclipse ends at 2:48 pm (1848 GMT) near Charleston, South Carolina.

Just look to the plants around you.

However, once totality has been reached you can take off the eclipse glasses!

As for the next eclipse to travel over North America, we will have to wait until 2024!

How should I watch it?

Experts warn that viewers should use caution when viewing the eclipse, since staring directly at the sun can cause severe eye damage.

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