The Monday, Aug. 21, solar eclipse path of totality spans the United States from the west coast to the east coast. The path in Nebraska is pictured. Everywhere within the shaded area will experience a total eclipse, with the longest amount of time, about two and a half minutes, being along the center line. The entire country outside the path of totality will experience a partial eclipse(Map courtesy of Xavier Jubier | Eclipse2017.org).
The United States will experience a rare and historic celestial event Monday, Aug. 21, when a total solar eclipse crosses the nation.