- Fiza Pirani The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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.
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).
If you reside in one of Atlanta’s 10 most populated ZIP codes, here’s how far you’ll have to go:
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
What will you see in Cobb County?
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
What will you see in DeKalb County?
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
What will you see in Gwinnett County?
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
What will you see in North Fulton?
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