There’s going to be a solar eclipse on August 21, but it’s probably too late to book a hotel in the path of totality (where the moon’s shadow will totally block out the sun.) So what will you see at home? A free tool at vox.com shows you what to expect. Fortunately, every part of the US — even Alaska and Hawaii — will see at least a partial eclipse. Plug your zip code in to find out what the eclipse will look like in your area, and what time it will peak.
FYI: Did you know that schools in the Lowcountry are closed on August 21st because of the eclipse? Here is what the school district told me:
An abundance of caution in terms of student safety. Younger kids (Grades K-5) would have been heading home from school during the eclipse, and we wouldn’t have had supervisory control over students who were walking home, riding a bike home, riding a school bus and then walking home from the bus stop, etc. We were concerned about possible eye damage to students, as well as drivers who were distracted by the extraordinary event.