For the first time in most people’s lives, there will soon be a total eclipse of the sun, and you don’t want to miss it. It’s been nearly 100 years since the last one, and the next won’t happen for another seven years.

There are various places across the United States to view this incredible phenomenon. From Portland, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, the line of sight for the eclipse cuts diagonally across the states with part crossing through the southern portion of Illinois. Check it out:

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Get more information about the Great American Eclipse in Illinois here. The next solar eclipse, which will also be visible from Carbondale, isn’t slated to arrive until April 8, 2024.

For more natural wonders, check out 15 times the sun made Illinois beautiful.

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