North Georgia is one of the clearest spots in the US for the solar eclipse

Headed to north Georgia for the solar eclipse? You’ll be in the perfect spot, because the area will be one of the clearest spots in the U.S. for the big celestial event. 

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released a map of the cloud coverage forecast expected for Monday. 

North Georgia, which includes cities like Blue Ridge, Clayton and Cleveland, will have some of the most promising clear sky views, which means you will be able to see the full solar eclipse.

If you’re traveling to neighboring states like South Carolina, Virginia or Tennessee, you’ll be in luck, too. Locations in those states will have some cloudless skies as well.  

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The Aug. 21 eclipse, dubbed the Great American Eclipse by astronomers, will mark the first time the phenomenon has occurred from coast-to-coast in nearly 100 years, giving spectators in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina the chance to get a load of the eclipse in all of its totality.

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