On Monday August 21, you will be able to see the solar eclipse as it crosses the United States. A total solar eclipse is when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, lasting for up to about three hours from beginning to end, according to NASA.  Story curated from

Vox Media, a brand conglomerate for news, technology, life and entertainment, created an animation graphic using data provided by The United States Naval Observatory and NASA to show you how exactly much of the eclipse you can see or miss from your home zip code.  The interactive graphic also shows the shape of the sun and moon, the path the moon will take over the sun and an estimated darkness at the time of the eclipse for your selected zip code and details how far you’ll have to travel to witness totality.