The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Will Be Historic — Here’s Why

What’s Special about the Solar Eclipse in 2017?

What’s Special about the Solar Eclipse in 2017?

Great question. The solar eclipse of 2017 will be the first time in 99 years that there has been a solar eclipse visible from the United States from one coast to the other. And the last time a total solar eclipse was visible over North America was 40 years ago. It will take roughly 3 minutes for the path of the eclipse to pass over the whole country.