Find out what the total solar eclipse will look like in metro Detroit

Posted at 6:38 AM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 09:54:16-04

With the total solar eclipse happening on Monday, and metro Detroit getting a partial eclipse, we're getting a detailed look at just how much of the eclipse will be visible from metro Detroit.

According to, the moon will obscure 79.3 percent of the sun at its total peak in downtown Detroit on Aug. 21. (You can check using your zip code here).

It's peak is also scheduled for 2:27:32 p.m. EDT, so you may want to take your lunch break a little later that Monday.

The Vox graphic uses data provided by the U.S. Navy Observatory.

Vox says that if you want to see the total solar eclipse, you'll have to travel 408 miles southwest of downtown Detroit, which would put you in southwest Kentucky.

Scheduled for Monday, Aug. 21, the solar eclipse is expected to be the best in 40 years.