The bad news is you missed the solar eclipse, but the good news is there is another solar eclipse visible in the United States on April 8, 2024. Today’s solar eclipse started in the Pacific Northwest and went all the way down to South Carolina.
In the majority of the United States, solar eclipse viewing ended by late afternoon.
This video shows some of the footage from across the country, and can be fast forwarded/rewound.
Today marked the first visible solar eclipse since 1979. Some of the best states (i.e. on the path of totality) for viewing the eclipse included: South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.
According to NASA, the path of totality passed through 14 states. Some people traveled to different states to put themselves in prime position to witness history. In addition to North America, people in South America, Europe, and Africa could view the eclipse.
Here’s how NASA defined the event:
This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.
Just because you missed the eclipse, does not mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Here’s a look at some of the best photos from across the country.