Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day today.
It’s the first time in nearly 40 years the U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse, and there are plenty of offerings across the Rockford region to catch the rare occurrence.
If you can’t make it outside yourself, or don’t have ideal conditions to view it, Eyewitness News will be live streaming the event on MyStateline.com using 50 NASA cameras attached to balloons at elevations of up to 100,000 feet. Just head to the home page beginning at noon for access to that.
Across the region there will also be viewing parties at Spencer Park in Belvidere, the Discovery Center in Rockford and at Nature at the Confluence in South Beloit. Attendees are encouraged to get to each location around 11 a.m.
For more information on the eclipse, click here.