For the first time in 99 years, all of North America will bear witness to a total solar eclipse. No matter if you’ve picked up a pair of solar eclipse glasses or made a pinhole projector of your own, you’re ready for the moon to completely cover the sun.
To see the moon completely cover the sun, however, you’ll need to be in the path of totality, NASA says. And while some people are road tripping to view the sites, you can still watch it from your backyard. Just be prepared to only see a certain percentage of the total eclipse.
As always, here at Roadie we make it a point to make sure you’re safe and happy on and off the road — eclipse or not. That’s why we’ve gathered the best of the internet to show you where to eat and watch the solar eclipse.
1. Interactive Solar Eclipse Map
No matter where you are in the United States, you will be able to see the moon cut over the sun. Vox put together an interactive map showing when and how much of the eclipse you’ll see based on your zip code.
2. The 2017 Eclipse: Smothered and Covered
Feeling a bit hungry during all your eclipse watching? You can always get an All Star Meal and free waffle at your local Waffle House. University of Georgia professor Jerry Shannon mapped every Waffle House along the path of totality (yes, you read that right). Pair that with a free waffle on every Roadie download, and you got yourself a smothered and covered eclipse!
3. Hankering For A Road Trip?
Sure, your backyard sounds nice — but a total solar eclipse calls for an adventure. A website dedicated to the “Great American Eclipse” laid out the best places to watch the eclipse based on how likely there will be clear skies. The sites include classic American favorites, such as the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Nashville, and Snake River Valley.
4. The Country-Wide Eclipse Viewing Parties
It wouldn’t be a total eclipse without over-the-top viewing parties! All around the country, people are celebrating the once-in-a-century showcase. From Oregon to South Carolina, the New York Times laid out where to celebrate the two minute spectacle.
5. Make An Eclipse Pinhole Projector
No glasses, no problem. If you’re road tripping to watch the eclipse— and don’t have adequate safety gear — here’s how to make your own Solar Eclipse Pinhole Projector. That way, you can take care of your eyes without missing the eclipse.