DISUSSION: On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur in the United States for the first time in 26 years. The states that will directly experience this phenomenon are regions in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina and Georgia. Many other areas in North America will also experience some sort of partial eclipse. In the United States, no matter what state one is in (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), at least 49% of the sun will be covered for a very brief time, according to Time and Date Eclipse Map. The time of the partial and solar eclipses will vary, depending on where one is located in the country. In addition, climatology can have an effect, as more areas are typically cloudy during mid-August.
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