Solar Eclipse Visible from Hundreds of CNG Farms

Posted on August 17, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, the US will experience a coast-to-coast solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, making it possible for everyone in the contiguous US to witness it. A total eclipse will only be visible within a narrow band that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina.

Hundreds of Certified Naturally Grown producers will have front row seats to this upcoming astrological event. Lucky them! Where better to camp out on Monday than on a local farm? There are 57 Certified Naturally Grown farms in the path of the total eclipse, and nearly 300 will experience a 90% eclipse.

To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime experience, we made a map! The total eclipse path is shaded in neon yellow, and the area that will experience a 90% eclipse is shaded in green. All of the orange dots represent CNG farms.

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Twelve million Americans are in the path of the total eclipse. An estimated 2-7 million people will travel to situate themselves there. This map shows what the estimated drive times are to the area that experiences a full eclipse. If you plan to go, be sure to tack on plenty of time for traffic!

If you’re in the path of totality, enjoy the moment, and remember to protect your eyes. On that note, check out our blog post about farmworker safety during the eclipse. 

Our favorite eclipse resources:

Farmworker Safety During the Eclipse from Cornell Cooperative Extension in English and Spanish

Vox’s Animated Solar Eclipse Specific to Zip Code

Interactive Eclipse Map

NASA’s educational tools for Hosting an Eclipse Party

NASA’s Eclipse Safety guide