Total Solar Eclipse 2017 from Cape Cod

On Monday August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse that will cross the continental USA.

First, here’s a map to show you the entire path across the continental U.S.:
You want to be somewhere in the dark band on eclipse day!

I live on Cape Cod, MA and one of the towns near me is Provincetown, Ma. It’s about 20 miles north of my location. I found a website that shows some great info if you want to view the eclipse from Cape Cod.

August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Provincetown


The Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (EDT) for Provincetown.

Time Phase Direction Altitude
1:30 pmMon, Aug 21 Partial Eclipse beginsThe Moon touches the Sun’s edge. Map direction South-southwest202°


2:48 pmMon, Aug 21 Maximum EclipseMoon is closest to the center of the Sun. Map direction Southwest231°


4:00 pmMon, Aug 21 Partial Eclipse endsThe Moon leaves the Sun’s edge. Map direction West-southwest249°



Protect Your Eyes! Find out how to safely watch solar eclipses here

Never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. You can seriously hurt your eyes, and even go blind.

This blog post is for the sole purpose of sharing information and not intended to give professional advice on the subject.

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