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Where to see the August 2017 eclipse

The Wind River Range in Wyoming will be one of the best places to watch the total solar eclipse when it hits on 21 August

There are few better places to see the total solar eclipse on 21 August – the first in the United States since 1979 – than the Wind River Range in Wyoming. From 11:37am, the area will be thrown into darkness for roughly two minutes by the total eclipse.

For a secluded viewing point – complete with panoramas of the Fremont and Jackson Peaks (pictured) – pack a tent and schlep over to Titcomb Basin.

Warning: the Wind River Range is also grizzly country, so you could be sharing the blackout with a bear.

As the website greatamericaneclipse.com points out, the most important factor when watching an eclipse is the weather. “The western half of the United States, especially from the Willamette Valley of Oregon to the Nebraska Sandhills, will enjoy the very best weather odds,” the site says.

Press play on the video below to see the path of the eclipse as it traverses the United States, from Oregon in the northwest to South Carolina in the southeast.

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