Monday at 10:27 a.m. ET, the moon will pass directly between the sun and Earth, producing the longest total solar eclipse that has appeared since 1918. If you live in the immediate area, you will be in the path of totality, where the moon will completely block the sun. The moon can be viewed at very high and very low latitudes. The hottest part of the eclipse will occur from 9 to 10 a.m. ET. The ground will cool down by 2 degrees and the sun will be 90 percent blocked from view.
The temperatures will drop 20 to 30 degrees in the immediate area during the event. The total eclipse occurs in the central part of the country, which covers the Tennessee River Valley, along the foothills of the Appalachians into eastern Kentucky and portions of western Tennessee. The totality event begins just before 11 a.m. ET. The eclipse ends around noon ET in western Kentucky. About a half hour after the event begins, the partial eclipse will end near Alexandria, Ky.
On the web, follow this live blog or watch a free video streamed from Storm Team 4 in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area starting at 10 a.m. ET and running until about 11 a.m. ET.