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Are You Totality Excited About the Eclipse?

On Monday, August 21, beginning at 10:15 a.m. PDT, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States along a 70-mile-wide path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.

Plan to witness the total eclipse in person? Take a look at this Washington Post interactive infographic showing where and when the sun will go dark across its “path of totality.” Share your pictures of this celestial event with @BerkeleyLab on TwitterInstagram, or Facebook.

But if you can’t travel to any of the major cities located along its path, don’t worry: The Exploratorium will run a live stream of the event. And the entire country, even Alaska and Hawaii, will experience a partial eclipse; according to Vox’s eclipse zip-code calculator, Berkeley Lab will be treated to a 75.8% partial eclipse.

Be careful not to look directly at the partial eclipse – or the sun – without protecting your eyes. For information about how to purchase eclipse safety glasses, contact the Exploratorium or the Lawrence Hall of Science. To learn how to safely watch a solar eclipse, see the Exploratorium’s videos on safe viewing techniques.