Grab your camping gear and prepare for August 21
The Sun, Moon and Earth will sit perfectly in a line.
A shadow of darkness will be cast over the Earth in a 70-mile (112-kilometre)-wide swath.
The eclipse will begin its sweep over Lincoln Beach, Oregon, at 9:05am PDT and make it to Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48pm EDT.
Those in the rest of the country – in the penumbral shadow – will see a partial eclipse.
Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA, said this year's event, dubbed the Great American Eclipse, is not only important for science but is a chance to observe nature’s impact on Earth.