August 21 is the big day. A total solar eclipse will be seen from all of the United States, but here in Maine it will look different than in other parts of the country.

Time has created a tool in their website that let's you enter any zip code in the United State to get an animation of what the path of the moon in front of the sun will look like at that location. Try it for yourself.

Here in Maine, we won't get nearly the darkness as other parts of the country as only 588% of the sun will be blocked by the moon. It will look something like this.



Compare that to Goreville, Illinois and you can see how much we're missing out on.


The eclipse in Maine begins at 1:20PM August 21. The maximum eclipse is at 2:46 and it ends at 3:57PM. We'll get another shot at a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 and the center line of that eclipse will pass right over Maine.