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Millions of People Traveling to See 100% Totality

August 21, 2017

The people traveling near and far to see the Solar Eclipse in 100% totality are being called Eclipse Chasers. And there are lots of them! 

The eclipse will occur on a sloping stretch of the United States about 70 miles wide and 2,800 miles long. The track beneath the eclipse is known as the "path of totality," which includes the states where the phenomenon will be best viewed -- Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina.

And millions of people are driving and flying to get to these prime viewing locations. Multiple sources are saying that all these people traveling could be the biggest mass migration in human history! I remember seeing a partial eclipse in and around 1986 or so and my little mind was blown. 

So here's a heads up, with all the people traveling to see the eclipse traffic will be a bit messy. If you've driven past any of the NC Department of Transportation digital signs you may have seen the warning about traffic being an issue. And should that become the case, we will be doing live traffic starting right around 1pm today!

How will you be celebrating today's Solar Eclipse?