It will be a once in a lifetime celestial event: A total solar eclipse will cut through the United States for the first time since 1918.
On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will pass the Earth and the sun in what is being called the "Great American Eclipse." The sky will go totally dark for a few minutes in the middle of the day. From Earth, both the sun and the moon will appear to be about the same size.
The bulk of the country will see a partial eclipse. For the full event, you will need to be in the 60-mile wide path. It will begin in Oregon at 10:15 a.m. local time (1:15 p.m. EST) and will end in South Carolina about 90 minutes later.
The total eclipse will pass through southwestern Kentucky. There is a four day eclipse festival scheduled at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site and Western Kentucky University will host 15,000 students in its football stadium in Bowling Green.