- Some parts of US to be shrouded in darkness as moon passes in front of sun
- Total eclipse to begin in Oregon on west coast and pass through 14 states
- How to see the solar eclipse – with maps
- Portland in the spotlight: city readies for ‘Great American Eclipse’
Good morning and welcome to Total Solar Eclipse Day. We’ll be bringing you up-to-the minute celestial news as the moon passes between the sun and the earth, shrouding some parts of the US in darkness.
The total eclipse – meaning the sun is completely obscured – will pass through 14 states, beginning on the west coast in Oregon and bidding us farewell in South Carolina. Other states will experience a partial eclipse, as will some countries in Europe, Africa and Central America, but full darkness will be restricted to a band across the middle of the US.