Full Solar Eclipse last occurred in the USA in 1970
For those of you living in the USA – or generally residing on the North American continent – their will be a rare opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse. The event will occur on August 21, 2017, but many eclipse traveller’s may have to stay on the move so they can dodge widespread clouds and showers along the lengthy aisle of totality that will be occurring while this eclipse manifests.
According to Wikipedia:
“The eclipse will have a magnitude of 1.0306 and will be visible from a narrow corridor through the United States. The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 41.6 seconds at 37°35′0″N 89°7′0″W in Giant City State Park just south of Carbondale, Illinois and the greatest extent will be at 36°58′0″N 87°40′18″W near Cerulean, Kentucky between Hopkinsville and Princeton, Kentucky. It will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the southeastern United States since the solar eclipse of March 7, 1970.”