You want to make plans to see the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017, but you don’t know where the best locations will be. Or even how to find out.
No problem! French eclipse-chaser and mapmaker Xavier M. Jubier has done the work for you using Google Maps, and he’s allowed us to reproduce his work. Just click here.
When you access the map, you’ll be able to zoom in and out (use the bar at the left edge) or move back and forth (click, hold the mouse button down, and move) until you locate your ideal spot.
The green line shows the limits of where the eclipse will be partial. The two pink lines show the northern and southern limit of totality. And the ever-so-important blue line is the eclipse’s center line.
Google Maps has the drop-down menu at the top right so you can change the view from “Satellite” to “Map.” You even can add “Terrain” to the “Map” view.
Using this amazing map, you’ll be able to answer the question, “Where will you be when the light goes out?”
For more information about this upcoming spectacular event, visit www.Astronomy.com/2017eclipse.