Parts of Tennessee to see total solar eclipse in exactly one year

In this photo provided by Tourism Queensland, the moment of a total solar eclipse is observed at Cape Tribulation in Queensland state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Starting just after dawn, the eclipse cast its 150-kilometer (95-mile) shadow in Australia's Northern Territory, crossed the northeast tip of the country and was swooping east across the South Pacific, where no islands are in its direct path. (AP Photo/Tourism Queensland)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – For the first time in close to 500 years, People in certain parts of Tennessee will be able to experience a total solar eclipse.

The eclipse is supposed to happen August 21, 2017.

The totality of the eclipse is expected to last just under two minutes, meaning there will be two minutes of darkness. Heading just a bit further northeast of town will get you a little more time.

According to NASA’s website, the total solar eclipse can be viewed in Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina.

NASA released an interactive map showing where the total solar eclipse can be seen best, to view the map click here.

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