In this handout image provided by National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and transmitted with the help of NICT and JAXA, the solar eclipse is seen on July 22, 2009 in Iwojima Island.

Want to see the solar eclipse? Head to these 10 cities for best views

Ohioans are heading out of state to Kentucky and Tennessee to catch the “awe-inspiring” total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

All of North America will experience a total eclipse of the sun, and anyone within the path of totality can see the event. The path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the corona or halo can be seen, will stretch from Oregon to South Carolina.

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“The ‘Eclipse Across America’ is 99 years in the making where everyone in North America, including Alaska and Hawaii, will experience the eclipse in some form,” said Micki Dudas, Leisure Travel Managing Director. “Ohioans will see a partial solar eclipse with 80 to 90 percent of the sun obscured. Our AAA travel counselors report those wishing to view the eclipse in its totality are traveling to Hopkinsville, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn.”

The best places to see the view?

• Madras, Oregon

• Snake River Valley, Idaho

• Casper, Wyoming

• Sandhill’s of Western Nebraska

• St. Joseph, Missouri

• Carbondale, Illinois

• Hopkinsville, Kentucky

• Nashville, Tennessee

• Great Smoky Mountains

• Columbia, South Carolina


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