If you’re reading this in the United States, you’re perfectly positioned for a dazzling glimpse of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.
In the US, the total eclipse will cross 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina, and, according to NASA, a partial eclipse will be visible across North America and parts of South America, Africa and Europe.
But how are you planning to watch the eclipse? Unless you booked your hotel room months (or years!) in advance, you might still be working out a game plan. For that, University of Missouri astronomy professor Angela Speck and Science Friday education director Ariel Zych have some tips.
And once you do get your eclipse plan nailed down, we want to hear your eclipse stories.
1. Where should I travel to?
If you can, check out the total eclipse. “When you have a partial eclipse, there’s still enough sunlight that it doesn’t go dark,” Speck says. “Even if you have 99.9 percent of the sun covered up with the moon, there’s still 0.1 percent showing. Tha