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What time is the eclipse?

What time is the eclipse?

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Towns In Midwest Prepare For Influx Of Tourists For Upcoming Eclipse
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It’s the Super Bowl of the Solar System! On Monday, August 21st, the Moon will obscure the Sun. People across the US will travel to the narrow band of land where the Sun will be completely blocked out, but even if you’re far away and watching from home you’ll see something special happen in the sky.

The eclipse won’t last long, so you’ll want to be sure you’re ready to watch at the precise time when it will peak. Our friends at Vox made a handy eclipse-watching tool that tells you exactly when you should be outside to see the action. Just type your zip code into the tool below to see what time to watch and what your eclipse will look like. Just make sure you don’t look at the Sun without the proper safety equipment. (Seriously, even if you have to do it yourself, protect your eyes.)

If you have more questions about the eclipse, like “what is an eclipse?,” be sure to read The Verge science team’s explanation.