Eclipse 2017

The 2017 Great American Eclipse

By Staff (OPB)
Aug. 21, 2017 2:52 p.m.

Eclipse 2017: Through The Eyes Of NASA


During the eclipse, 14 states across the U.S. were in the path of totality and experienced more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day – with a partial eclipse viewable all across North America. The broadcast – Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA – covered locations along the path of totality, from Oregon to South Carolina including public reactions from all ages. The eclipse’s long path over land provided a unique opportunity to study the sun, earth, moon and their interaction.


It was indeed a dark during the day on Monday, Aug. 21 as a total solar eclipse made its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states were in the path of total darkness, starting with the Beaver State. OPB teamed up with NPR to cover this celestial moment as it made its way across the country. Watch the NASA documentary of the event; read NPR's live blog from reporters who covered the eclipse live; or check out our interactive social map that showed how people in Oregon along the path of totality reacted to the eclipse.

Watch Oregon React To The Total Solar Eclipse

See what people are saying on Twitter and on Instagram as Oregon prepares for the Aug. 21 Great American Eclipse. The blue dots track OPB reporters as they tell eclipse stories from the path of totality. Green dots are public tweets curated by OPB staff. Grey dots mark tweets from the general public.

If a post appears off-screen, just drag the map to adjust the view. The experience will be best using Google's Chrome browser. The page doesn't auto-refresh, so remember to reload every 10 minutes or so to see the latest posts from around the state.

For more eclipse coverage, head on over to Eclipse 2017.

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Live Blog: Total Solar Eclipse Crosses The US From Oregon To South Carolina

Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.