2017 Solar Eclipse Map By Derek Anderson, Joel Anderson, 2017
During the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, the Moon's umbral shadow will fly across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, in a little over 90 minutes. The path of this shadow, the path of totality, is where observers will see the Moon completely cover the Sun for about two and a half minutes. People traveling to see totality will rely on maps that show the predicted location of this path. The math used to make eclipse maps was worked out by Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel and William Chauvenet in the 19th century, long before computers and the precise astronomical data we have access to today. We have created our own nerdy Eclipse Map and given it plenty of classic American style. We've listed the cities in the Path of Totality and noted the duration of the total eclipse for each location across the USA.