Will you see the total solar eclipse from metro Atlanta? See how far you may need to travel based on ZIP code

8:34 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 Atlanta News

For the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from coast to coast.

And millions of Americans will be in viewing distance — will you?

Whether you are within the path of totality or not will determine what you see in the sky: a partial or total solar eclipse. 

To catch the total solar eclipse in Georgia, you’ll have to travel toward Blairsville and Clayton for about two minutes of totality. Clayton is closer to the center of the path and there, viewers can enjoy up to two minutes and 35 seconds of totality.

The detailed map below from NASA identifies the eclipse’s exact path of totality through Georgia on Aug. 21.

Vox created a nifty eclipse tool, similar to Google’s eclipse simulator, showing what you can expect to see in the sky on Monday, Aug. 21 based on your ZIP code.

But Vox’s tool, based on data from the United States Naval Observatory and NASA, also tells you just how far you’ll have to travel and in which direction to see the total solar eclipse.

Will you see the total solar eclipse in Atlanta?

Unfortunately, Atlanta dwellers will only catch a partial solar eclipse. 

To catch the eclipse in all its totality, you’ll likely have to travel several miles toward northeastern Georgia (near Rabun County).

30349: 79 miles NE

30331: 74 miles NE

30318: 67 miles NE

30319: 58 miles NE

30311: 72 miles NE

30350: 52 miles NE

30338: 54 miles NE

30341: 56 miles NE

30315: 70 miles NE

30344: 74 miles NE

Use the Vox eclipse tool to see how far you’ll have to travel.

What will you see in Cobb County?

Google, Eclipse Megamovie
At approximately 2:36 p.m. Aug. 21, people in Marietta and other Cobb County cities will experience a partial solar eclipse.

Cobb dwellers will see a partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

Here’s how far residents of some of the most populated Cobb County ZIP codes will have to go to catch the total eclipse:

30144 (Kennesaw): 56 miles NE

30062 (Marietta): 46 miles NE

30127 (Powder Springs): 69 miles NE

30101 (Acworth): 60 miles NE

30080 (Smyrna): 63 miles NE

Use the Vox eclipse tool to see how far you’ll have to go.

What will you see in DeKalb County?

Google, Eclipse Megamovie
At approximately 2:36 p.m. Aug. 21, Lithonia residents and residents of other DeKalb County cities will experience a partial solar eclipse.

DeKalb County residents will have to travel between approximately 50-70 miles to see the total solar eclipse.

Here’s how far residents of some of the most populated DeKalb County ZIP codes will have to go:

30058 (Lithonia): 60 miles NE

30032 (Decatur): 65 miles NE

30083 (Stone Mountain): 59 miles NE

30294 (Ellenwood): 71 miles NE

Use the Vox eclipse tool to see how far you’ll have to go.

What will you see in Gwinnett County?

Google, Eclipse Megamovie
At approximately 2:36 p.m. Aug. 21, people in Duluth and other Gwinnett cities will see a partial solar eclipse.

Gwinnettians will also catch a partial solar eclipse and will have to travel northeast to see the total solar eclipse.

For example, those living in Gwinnett’s most populated ZIP codes (30044 and 30043 in Lawrenceville) will have to travel 42 miles NE to catch the total eclipse.

Other Gwinnett residents will have to drive similar distances.

30096 (Duluth): 47 miles NE

30047 (Lilburn): 52 miles NE

30093 (Norcross): 52 miles NE

30024 (Suwanee): 40 miles NE

Use the Vox eclipse tool to see how far you’ll have to go.

What will you see in North Fulton?

Google, Eclipse Megamovie
At approximately 2:36 p.m. Aug. 21, people in Alpharetta and other North Fulton cities will experience a partial solar eclipse.

Like residents in other metro Atlanta counties, people living in North Fulton will have to travel several miles to experience the total eclipse. 

30022 (Alpharetta): 46 miles NE

30097 (Johns Creek): 44 miles NE

30075: (Roswell): 49 miles NE

30328 (Sandy Springs): 56 miles NE

Use the Vox eclipse tool to see how far you’ll have to go.

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