BUFFALO, NY-- We're just over a month away from a rare event in our solar system. On August 21st, for the first time since 1945, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States.
In order to see the eclipse in its totality, you'd have to travel to a location along a line stretching from Salem, OR, through St. Louis, MO to Charleston, SC.
Not able to take a vacation? No problem. We'll be able to see a partial solar eclipse right here at home. NASA created this interactive map to let people know how significant the eclipse will be in their town.
According to NASA's scientists, Buffalo will experience about a 70% eclipse around 2:30 that afternoon. That will certainly be enough to cause noticeable darkening.
That is, if the weather cooperates.