Mark your calendars now: the next total solar eclipse is coming on Aug. 21. You don't want to miss it — considering the last time this happened in the US was in 1991. It's become such a must-see event that the solar eclipse has a nickname: the Great American Eclipse! It's also why we've picked out a few destinations to see it in the US ahead.
Why is a solar eclipse so special? It's when the moon covers the sun for a few minutes, essentially plunging wherever you are into a bit of darkness. NASA estimates that 391 million people will see it in the US. The solar eclipse starts in Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PT and will end in Charleston, SC, at 2:48 p.m. ET. Keep reading to see where you should see it, along with the time of the eclipse.