Next month's eclipse visible in WNY

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.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/interactive_map/index.html

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.

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