In this path, the moon will block out the sun completely for less than three minutes, so being in the path at the correct time is extremely important.
The Flower Mound Foundation is inviting residents to watch the eclipse on The Flower Mound, starting at 11:30 a.m. One will specifically cross Wisconsin on September 14, 2099.
If you are looking for a place to stay during the eclipse, be careful if you are booking online through a third-party site.
In ancient times, an eclipse was one of the last things anyone wanted to see.
The best cities in the USA to see it will be Salem, Oregon; Nashville, Tennessee; Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. Teachers say they've been incorporating the coming eclipse into lesson plans, from science classes to english - and from kindergarten to high school. The eclipse on August 21, 2017 will cross over 10 states. That will happen only within the narrow path of totality.
The eclipse can be seen from anywhere in the USA, but the total solar eclipse can only be observed through a specific band crossing from coast to coast.
"People have done a lot of unusual things", says Clemson University's Dr. Sean Brittain.
"This is an exciting event, and many of our schools here on the Space Coast have purchased eclipse glasses and organized lessons and safe viewing activities for students", Brevard, Florida Public Schools Superintendent Desmond Blackburn told TODAY Parents. A welder's mask will also work.
Viewing the solar eclipse with the naked eye is unsafe.
During a solar eclipse is a unsafe time to look at the sun without protection.
Someone, somewhere is always trying to make a quick buck and not surprisingly there have been scammers using the solar eclipse to do that.
For those who want to get fully educated on the solar eclipse while watching it, a trip to Caltech's Beckman Lawn is in order. However, the sole reason to see an eclipse is not just because of how rare it is, but also because of how it will make you feel.
The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from anywhere in North America was 1918 and the next opportunity is years away.