NEWS: ILLINOIS 1 OF 14 STATES TO WITNESS THIS YEARS TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
Illinois is just one of 14 states that will witness the total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely covers the sun and only the sun’s corona can be seen.
Southern Illinois will have a first-rate view of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, according to NASA.
Carbondale, Illinois will be able to view the eclipse for roughly four hours, but the totality will last for only 2 minutes and 30 seconds, according to NASA.