A total solar eclipse will sweep across the U.S. on Aug. 21, and millions of Americans will flock to cities along the line of totality to experience darkness in the middle of the day. Remember the Great American Solar Eclipse with these t-shirts featuring cities along the path of totality.
UP FIRST: 1st city to see totality
One of the first U.S. cities to experience the total solar eclipse will be Corvallis, Oregon. Celebrate this special eclipse-viewing location with a vintage-style total solar eclipse t-shirt! ($12-17 on Amazon)
Why we love it: This shirt is available in men's, women's and kids' sizes in a variety of different colors.
NEXT: The rest of Oregon
Oregon is one of the best states to see the eclipse, because the weather there is most favorable. This t-shirt by Redbubble features a total solar eclipse over the state of Oregon. ($24 from Redbubble)
Why we love it: This design illustrates the path of totality over Oregon and lists several cities and towns along that path.
NEXT: Casper, Wyoming
Casper may be the busiest city in Wyoming during the solar eclipse, as it's the state's second-largest city and is located directly in the path of totality. After watching the total solar eclipse over the mountains, remember the occasion with this cool graphic tee. ($18 on Amazon)
Why we love it: The impressionistic representation of the total solar eclipse looks pretty wild, with the sun's corona dancing around the moon.
NEXT: Lincoln, Nebraska
Watching the total solar eclipse from Lincoln, Nebraska? This eclipse t-shirt features the city's skyline beneath the eclipsed sun. ($20 on Amazon)
Why we love it: This illustration doesn't show complete totality, but rather the so-called "diamond ring effect," in which a tiny bead of light is visible in the few seconds before and after totality.
NEXT: Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
Located right at the edge of the path of totality, Kansas City will only see totality for about 30 seconds. Make the magical moment last with this special Kansas City solar eclipse shirt! ($20 on Amazon)
Why we love it: This design features the Kansas City skyline beneath the solar eclipse. It also depicts a phase of the eclipse called "Baily's beads," or the diamond ring effect, in which a tiny point of light appears just before and after totality.
NEXT: Carbondale, Illinois
Carbondale, Illinois is one of the best places in the U.S. to see the total solar eclipse. Also, the placement of the "O" in the city's name makes it perfect for a solar eclipse t-shirt design! ($18 on Amazon)
Why we love it: Carbondale will experience totality for longer than any other place in the U.S. during the solar eclipse, with 2 minutes and 40 seconds of darkness. No Carbondale eclipse shirt is complete without that bit of information on there.
NEXT: Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee is the largest city in the path of totality and is home to many talented musicians and artists, like the locals who made this rad "Obscuratus Solis" t-shirt design! ($25 from Olivia Frankenstein)
Why we love it: There's a lot going on in this image. As the eclipse turns day into night, an owl and a flock of bats emerge from the city skyline — including the famous "Batman building" — to greet the darkness. (Disclaimer: Don't worry about the dead rising or aliens invading during the eclipse. Those are just eclipse superstitions.)
NEXT: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
One of the most beautiful locations in the line of totality is featured on this beautiful solar eclipse t-shirt. ($20 on Amazon)
Why we love it: Rather than showing the moon in front of the sun, this shirt has a round image of the Great Smoky Mountains surrounded by the sun's corona.
NEXT: South Carolina
The last state to see the total solar eclipse will be South Carolina. Accordingly, the last t-shirt on this list features the state's Palmetto flag with a fiery solar eclipse theme. ($18 on Amazon)
Why we love it: Ordinarily South Carolina's flag features a crescent moon, but this eclipse design is clearly way cooler!
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at FutureFlight.aero and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at Space.com. As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.