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The Rare Natural Phenomenon In Northern California That Will Go Down In History

For the first time in almost a hundred years, a solar eclipse will make its way across the country, plunging states from the Northwest to the Southeast in total darkness. The event has already been dubbed the “Great American Eclipse,” but what does this mean for those of us here in Northern California?

Well, we won’t get quite as good a view as our neighbors up north in Oregon, but here’s what you can expect to see if you still want to take a quick peek up at the sky on August 21st.

For more information about the Great American Eclipse, visit eclipse2017.org and greatamericaneclipse.com.

For an exact map of what to expect and what time to turn an eye to the sky based on your location, click here. (Be sure to read the instructions on how to use the map before clicking through to it! Times are listed in Universal Time, and 16:00 in UT is 9:00am on the west coast, for reference.)

Will you travel to see this eclipse, the likes of which only come around once a century? Or will you stick around Northern California and try to see what you can from right here? Let us know what your plans are by commenting on this article! We’d love to hear what you are up to!

Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at jsanford@onlyinyourstate.com.