The Solar Eclipse will darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide.
Seen from Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Monn passes between the Earth and the Sun. The Moon either fully or partially blocks the Sun.
Looking directly at the sun without eye protection can cause serious eye damage. For the most part, don't ever look directly at the sun with your naked eyes. However, according to NASA, scientists, and medical organizations it is OK to look at a total solar eclipse with the naked eye. However, it is only safe when the face of the sun is TOTALLY obscured by the moon. Partial eclipes are never safe to look at even if it is 99%. The fact is that most will not be able to tell when the sun is TOTALLY covered. There are safe ways to view an eclipe and here is how.
So when is it safe to view the eclipse with no eye protection? This little graphic should help. It is only safe when the sun is completely obscured
The best place to see the eclipse is in within the Path of Totality that spans from just south of Portland, Oregon to South Carolina. The closer to the center one is, the longer the duration of the total eclipse. However, everyone in the US should be able to view a partial eclipse. Of course this all is dependent on weather conditions.
If you can't get outside to see the eclipse, there are ways to view the eclipse. The easiest way to watch will be through NASA's Megacast. NASA will be streaming the eclipse from locations all across the US. You may even be able to get to some of the live streams via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more. If you don't have web access, many local and national TV stations will be picking up NASA's Megacast.