On Aug. 21, the U.S. will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1979, and its first solar eclipse to cross the entire continental U.S. since 1918. The eclipse will occur over the U.S. for approximately 90 minutes. Depending on your location, the total eclipse will be viewable for a little over 2 minutes and 40 seconds. NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite will be taking images. The University of Wisconsin–Madison Space Science and Engineering Center(SSEC) and Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), with other partners, were instrumental in making GOES-16 a reality. Read more about GOES-16. Get tips for viewing the eclipse.
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