The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Will Be Historic — Here’s Why

What’s Special about the Solar Eclipse in 2017?


Great question. The solar eclipse of 2017 will be the first time in 99 years that there has been a solar eclipse visible from the United States from one coast to the other. And the last time a total solar eclipse was visible over North America was 40 years ago. It will take roughly 3 minutes for the path of the eclipse to pass over the whole country.