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What time is the eclipse near me? NASA's interactive solar eclipse map has the best answer

No matter where you are during today's solar eclipse, NASA has a map that will determine exactly what time the eclipse will begin, peak and end at every location in the United States.

The exact times of the solar eclipse will vary in different U.S. regions, and even slightly across Florida. The Tampa Bay area will only see a partial eclipse as the "path of totality" arcs across the central U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina.

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To view NASA's interactive map to see what time the eclipse starts and becomes darkest in your area, visit their link below.

Click any point on NASA's solar eclipse time map to see when eclipse viewing will be best there.

One catch, NASA's interactive map is measured in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and will need to be converted to your specific timezone.

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If you need help converting UTC time to your own time zone, go here for a converter.

Another option to find the best viewing time is timeanddate.com's "eclipse calculator" with city lookup.

As the screen grab below illustrates, the eclipse will begin at 17:17:55 UTC in Tampa, which is 1:17 p.m. The maximum eclipse in the Tampa Bay area will be at 2:50 p.m., and it will end at 4:14 p.m.


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