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How much of the eclipse will you actually see? This site has the answer

This NOAA map shows the path of the total eclipse on Aug. 21. South Mississippi will have a partial eclipse at 1:30 p.m. that day.
This NOAA map shows the path of the total eclipse on Aug. 21. South Mississippi will have a partial eclipse at 1:30 p.m. that day. NOAA

The excitement surrounding the Aug. 21 solar eclipse is palpable, as it will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since Feb. 26, 1979. It is also the first eclipse to move across the entire country since 1918. There will not be another eclipse of this magnitude until Aug. 12, 2045.

There are special eclipse glasses being sold at stores across the Coast, as well as special “eclipse-only donuts.” There are also plans for several eclipse parties so that people can join their friends and neighbors to watch the historic event.

But what will the eclipse look like from your Coast city?

According to a map at eclipse2017.org, Mississippi will not be in the area to view a total “blackout” from the eclipse.

However, the Coast will be able to see a partial eclipse that will intensify around 1:30 p.m. Time has created an eclipse generator will that will show what the eclipse will look like from your zip code. The darkness from the partial eclipse will only last a few minutes on the Coast.

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