A solar eclipse will be going across the United States on Monday, August 21, but the full eclipse won't be visible in all parts of the country. There is a website that will tell you what percentage of the full eclipse you will see in your particular zip code, and how far you need to travel to see the full eclipse.

The area where you can see the entire sun blocked by the moon is only a 70 miles wide swath, but all of the country will be able to see a partial eclipse. Here in El Paso in the 79925 zip code, the eclipse will peak at around 11:45 a.m. The website has a cool animation feature that shows you how the eclipse will look from the time it begins to when it ends.

The total eclipse is a big deal because this is the first time one has happened over the continental United States since 1979 and the first to run from sea to shining sea since 1918.

Just so you know, El Paso will only be seeing the sun about 61% obscured. If you want to see it fully obscured, you'll need to go 701 miles to the northeast in Nebraska.

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