When You’ll See The Solar Eclipse

When You’ll See The Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipses happen all around the globe every year or two, so what makes this one, "The Greatest in a Century"?

It's all about it's path, and this one will put millions of Americans in a direct view of a total solar eclipse. This major event kicks off near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 10:15 a.m. PDT (1:15 p.m. EDT). The path will continue south and east until the moon's total solar eclipse moves off the coast at 2:48 p.m. EDT near Charleston, South Carolina. A partial eclipse will continue through nearly 4 PM along the east coast.

So what about Toledo, North West Ohio and South East Michigan? Well, you will not be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse, but you will see an 85% partial eclipse on that Monday afternoon. For Toledo the partial eclipse occurs from 1:02 PM – 3:48 PM on  August 21st. The max eclipse will occur at 2:27 PM.

You might be asking, "If it's not a full eclipse, is it even worth watching?" Here is what it will look like out your door or window:

It will feel like nearly night in the middle of a Monday afternoon. For your Solar Eclipse viewing forecast, download the First Alert Weather App for the Hour-By-Hour details!