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"...And we'll see YOU... in the shadow!!"

Maps of the Path of Totality:

Of course, you can check out this great dynamic Google map of the path for yourself! But, we've taken the liberty of saving a few specific maps from that site. (Thanks, Xavier!)

In each case, remember: you want to be as close to the blue center line as possible. But definitely, you MUST be within the dark gray path of totality!


It's an interesting fact that this eclipse path cuts right through the middle of several very large cities. If you're in St. Louis or Kansas City, you need to be in a certain part of town to see totality. Nashville is partially in totality. Portland OR misses it, as does Atlanta and Chattanooga. Bowling Green is barely in the path. Greenville SC is, but Spartanburg isn't! And Charlotte misses as well. Omaha is not in the path, but Lincoln is - just barely. And the great national Parks of Yellowstone/Grand Teton, and the Great Smoky Mountains are cut in half by the path. But Craters of the Moon misses the show! The Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky will be perfect, weather permitting! But if you want to be there to see it, then you need to be in the right spot! Check out the maps to make sure you're there!

See here how the path just barely cuts into Iowa. No cities in that state will see totality.

Ditto for Montana. (Check out the teeny little piece of this grand state that sees totality!)

Here are maps of the beaches in Oregon and South Carolina

There are other cities that are on the edge of the shadow. Here, you need to know where to be in order to see totailty:

Cape Girardeau, MO
Charleston, SC
Cleveland, TN
Knoxville, TN
Redmond, OR

There are some great cities that are squarely in the path, as well! Check out the maps below, and prepare for a great show, all you inhabitants of Columbia (MO and SC!), Rexburg, Lincoln, North Platte, Paducah, Grand Island and Casper! You're some of the lucky ones who won't even have to leave home!

There are other maps to see on the page that describes the Path through the US.

Click on the thumbnails below to pull up a full-sized map.

First, here's a map to show you the entire path across the continental U.S.:
You want to be somewhere in the dark band on eclipse day!





Now, here is a combined map that is zoomed in a little bit more:





Still not detailed enough? OK, we'll take it one section of the country at a time:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGAIN - you MUST be in the dark band to see totality!


And finally, here are some clickable state-by-state maps that show the path of totality and some cities in or near it.
You MUST be in the dark band to see totality!

"Close" is not close enough!

(If your state is not shown here, then you won't see totality from it, and you should get to one of the locations in the dark band!)

YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
TO SEE TOTALITY FROM GEORGIA!



YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
TO SEE TOTALITY FROM NEBRASKA!


YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
 TO SEE TOTALITY FROM ILLINOIS!


YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
 TO SEE TOTALITY FROM IDAHO!



YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
 TO SEE TOTALITY FROM KENTUCKY!


YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
 TO SEE TOTALITY FROM MISSOURI!


YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
 TO SEE TOTALITY FROM KANSAS!


YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
 TO SEE TOTALITY FROM NORTH CAROLINA!


YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
 TO SEE TOTALITY FROM OREGON!


YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
TO SEE TOTALITY FROM SOUTH CAROLINA!


YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
TO SEE TOTALITY FROM TENNESSEE!


YOU MUST BE IN THE SHADED BAND
 (the "Path of Totality")
TO SEE TOTALITY FROM WYOMING!


(Thanks to Xavier Jubier, geology.com, and Google maps for the above)



That's it for the detailed maps. Find your city, and get to the path!

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