(WJHL) – NASA has created a map that allows you to zoom in and see when the eclipse starts where you are.
According to the NASA map, the partial solar eclipse can be viewed in the Tri-Cities region and it will have an obscuration of around 96%. That’s not the totality, but it’s pretty darn close.
You can zoom in on a Google map, even down to your address, and see when the eclipse starts and reaches its maximum. It will even show you down to the second.
- You can check out the map by clicking here.
The maximum totality of the eclipse will last 2 – 3 minutes depending on where you are. The partial solar eclipse will last about 3 hours.
Note: NASA’s map displays time in Universal Time or UT. That means you will need to adjust the time to match our local time zone. To convert to the Tri-Cities local time, and factoring in Daylight Savings Time here is the formula:
Eastern Standard Time (EST) = UT + 1 hour (DST) – 5 hours
So, if the eclipse in your area begins at 17:08 UT that means for the EST viewing it will start at 13:08 EST or 1:08 p.m.
- If you’d like to see a demo of how the partial eclipse will look in our area, click here.