Solar Eclipse 2017 | What You Need To Know

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE

The first total solar eclipse to cross the country in more than a generation is coming Monday, Aug. 21. Georgia is one of the states in the eclipse's path.

You'll need to travel to Georgia's most northeastern counties, including Union and Rabun, to see the total eclipse. But if you're in metro Atlanta, you will still be able to see 95 percent or more of a partial eclipse. 

PBA has compiled this guide with partner WABE to help you plan your eclipse-viewing experience.

YOUR SCIENCE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Q: Can A Solar Eclipse Happen On Another Planet?

Physics Girl of PBS Digital Studios talks solar eclipses on other planets, including the time when Pluto had an eclipse every day from 1985 through 1990.

Q: What Happens During A Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse unfolds in five phases. Here's a look at how it works, from UNC-TV Science.

Q: What's The Difference Between Solar And Lunar Eclipses? 

According to Physics Girl at PBS Digital Studios, there are three easy ways to tell the difference.

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