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D.C.’s solar eclipse: What to expect and when to expect it

Depending on which ZIP code you will be in, see when the eclipse will peak and how much the moon will obscure the sun

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in July 26, 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.

No matter where you are in the United States, you will definitely have the chance to check out the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

To prove this, Curbed sister site Vox recently unveiled a brand-new interactive tool that reveals exactly when the peak of the eclipse will be and how much of the sun will be obscured, depending on the ZIP code. The tool also offers directions as to how far you will have to travel to see a total eclipse.

The data collected to create this tool was provided by the United States Naval Observatory and NASA. Be sure to check out the full tool on Vox here.

For safety tips on viewing the eclipse, head over to NASA’s website here.

UPDATE 8/8/17: Want to know where you can find solar eclipse glasses for free in Washington, D.C.? Stay safe by grabbing a pair at these locations.

Unsure of where the best solar eclipse-watching spots are in the District? Here are your best bets.

A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live. [Vox]