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New Orleans’s solar eclipse: What to expect and when to expect it

All you need is you ZIP code

On August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the United States.
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Looking for a break from the beating sun? On Monday, August 21, you’ll be able to see a partial solar eclipse in New Orleans.

Our sister site,, created a nifty interactive tool that calculates the visibility of the solar eclipse based on your ZIP code. And, if you’re a bit more adventurous, the tool also shows you how far you need to travel to see a total eclipse.

The solar eclipse will begin at 11:58 a.m., max out at 1:28 p.m., and end at 2:54 p.m. on August 21.

The rare occurrence will be visible throughout the entire United States, but cities located across the center country will be able to witness a full eclipse.

If you are in the mood to travel, a full eclipse will be visible in Nashville, Tennessee, which is about 530 miles from New Orleans.

The United States Naval Observatory and NASA collected the data used in the tool, which is available at

If you’re interested in safety tips to view the upcoming eclipse, visit NASA’s official website.