Later this afternoon, just as the sun is setting for some of you – the moon will bite a chunk out of the sun. The partial solar eclipse will get started at around 6 p.m. in New York City, and just after 2 p.m. in Los Angeles.

Alaska and northern Canada will have the best show.

Sky and Telescope has a handy list of when the eclipse will start and the maximum coverage for major cities. Here’s an animated version of what you can expect to see in your neck of the woods.

One factor that will make or break your eclipse viewing experience is the weather.

Those of you living in northern New England won’t be able to see the partial solar eclipse since the sun will have set before it starts. Even if you could, a nor’easter is impacting the area today. The weather system will impact viewing conditions up the mid-Atlantic coast with widespread cloud cover.

Portions of the Midwest will also be battling clouds as a front moves through the area affecting viewing conditions in Wisconsin, Illinois and areas immediately around them.

Even the West coast isn’t looking so good. Clouds and showers will make viewing the eclipse nearly impossible for the Pacific Northwest

Jeez, where will you be able to see it? Accuweather has released a map showing the best viewing conditions. Looks like from the Dakotas stretching south to Texas and west to Colorado and Arizona will have the most favorable viewing conditions.

Accuweather eclipse map

I probably don’t need to mention it, but don’t look directly at the sun without eye protection.

Weather not cooperating? Griffith Observatory will have a livestream of the solar eclipse. Slooh will as well.

Send me any photos you take of the solar eclipse and I’ll feature them in a post tomorrow.

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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