The total solar eclipse will begin in Oregon this morning and move across the nation before ending in South Carolina by mid-afternoon.
Portions of 14 states are in the path of totality of the eclipse, when the sun is completely covered by the moon. Totality begins in Oregon at 10:16 a.m. PDT. The total eclipse will end near Charleston at 2:48 p.m. EDT.
While the Charlotte area isn't in the path of totality, you can see still a partial solar eclipse. For those south of Charlotte, a short trip to Columbia will equal totality for nearly three minutes Monday afternoon!
The eclipse will begin a little after 1 p.m. in Charlotte, with the maximum eclipse occurring around 2:45 p.m.
What time to see the maximum eclipse in your city:
Charlotte: 2:42 p.m., 98%
Rock Hill: 2:42 p.m., 99%
Gastonia: 2:41 p.m., 98%
Hickory: 2:39 p.m., 97%
Monroe: 2:43 p.m., 98%
Lancaster: 2:42 p.m., 99%
Concord: 2:42 p.m., 97%
Rockingham: 2:44 p.m., 97%
Boone: 2:38 p.m., 96%
Statesville: 2:41 p.m., 96%