As you probably know by now, in only a few weeks we'll get a rare astronomical treat, as a widely visible solar eclipse will cross the sky in the middle of the day.

There will be differences in what you'll see depending on where you are, however.

First of all, the important date is August 21st.

The eclipse will begin just before 1:30 in the afternoon, and will peak for us at 2:45.

But what you'll see depends a lot on where you are.

Here in Ocean County, we'll only get a partial eclipse, achieving almost 75% coverage.

If you want to see a 100% total eclipse, you'll have to do some traveling. Folks in Charleston, South Carolina, for example, will get the full monty.

Thankfully, the folks over at have put together a handy tool that will tell you what you'll see depending on where you are. All you have to do is put in your ZIP code to find out how much of the eclipse you'll see, and how far you have to go to see the complete event.

Here at home, the Novins Planetarium will be hosting an eclipse party, which is free and open to the public. You can click here for all the details!


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