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On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass through the United Sates sending the sun behind the moon for a short period of time.
This is an experience that is happening for the first time in close to a century. It will take place in 14 states across Oregon to Carolina.

The event will be seen along the 70-mile wide path of totality and views not even included in the ‘path of eclipse’ will see some of it.
The states in the path of the eclipse are: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North and South Carolina.
The eclipse will end near  Charleston, S.C. around 2:48 p.m. (EDT).
The total blackout will last a few minutes, but the entirety will last an hour with the moon moving entirely across the sun.
The eclipse is a rare form that will be leaving only the “pearly white rays” visible to the naked eye, but there are safety measures to take when viewing an eclipse too.
NASA is warning views that looking directly at the sun during the eclipse can and will cause serious eye damage or blindness. Here is the link for safety tips at
They have special eyewear for the eclipse with Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TS 17.
There is also ISO 12312-2 International Standard eyewear to look for.
This website is saying that no, Houston, TX will not fall in some of the path of the eclipse.