Forecasters: Good Chance That Clouds Will Hide Eclipse

The total solar eclipse as seen from Guernsey Wyoming. REUTERS  Rick Wilking

It will enter near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 1:16 p.m. EDT, moving diagonally across the heartland and then exiting near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:47 p.m. EDT.

From Earth, the moon will appear to be the same size as the sun. The moon hasn't thrown this much shade at the US since 1918.

Dubbed as the Great American Eclipse, the spectacular moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.

Follow all the action live below. However, there are many ways to safely view an eclipse of the sun including direct viewing - which requires some type of filtering device and indirect viewing where you project an image of the sun onto a screen. And many of those viewers will want to know how to watch the solar eclipse without special glasses.

There are a lot of words you could use to describe our modern world, but "peaceful" is not one of them.

VIDEO Millions expected to watch.

A solar eclipse at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland on 14 November 2012.

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Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said he "rerouted the schedule so we're out here together to see it".

Even if you're lucky enough to be in this so-called path of totality, darkness will last no more than a few minutes. Even those who aren't in the path of the complete eclipse will experience a partial eclipse. But why is that?!

And don't forget to tune into CBBC at 4:20pm, when Martin will be speaking to our reporter Nada who is over in the U.S. getting ready for the big moment.

Don't forget to look around and see all the differences happening as the sky darkens and the temperature drops.

The eclipse can be seen from anywhere in the USA, but the total solar eclipse can only be observed through a specific band crossing from coast to coast.

The Salisbury Scouts have gone to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. That was the country's last coast-to-coast total eclipse.

On Aug. 21st, 2017, the United States will witness a solar eclipse.

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