The path of totality for Monday’s solar eclipse will cross the U.S. from the southeast to northwest, cutting across the upper northeast corner of Kansas and across Nebraska – making it possible for anyone on the High Plains to see all of it, if they’re willing to take a day trip, but at the very least, they will be able to see a partial eclipse.
According to NASA’s website, the path of totality – meaning where the moon will fully cover the sun – is about 70 miles wide and is expected to begin at about 9:05 a.m. PDT in Lincoln Beach, Oregon, with totality beginning there at 10:16 PDT. Over the next hour and a half, the path will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina, with the total eclipse ending at about 2:48 a.m. EDT near Charleston, South Carolina.
Observers outside of that path will still be able to view a partial solar eclipse.
NASA’s website also contains an eclipse party kit, for those so inclined, that includes suggestions and guidelines for throwing one’s own eclipse party.