There's only a few weeks left until the solar eclipse can be seen all across America. Everyone in the US should see at least a partial eclipse, while those in its path will get a spectacular view as the moon moves completely in front of the Sun.
We're pretty excited about it, and it appears we're not the only ones. Google has released a trend map of people searching for the lunar eclipse, showing that interest has been rising steadily as we head towards it on August 21.
So far, this is as expected.
However, Google also released a map of where these searches are coming from, and it's fascinating to see that it pretty much lines up exactly with the line of totality.
The similarities become even more apparent if you select to view it on a city level, which you can do in the interactive trend map from Google above.
The darker blue patches of the map show where the most searches came from, while the lighter shades show where fewer searches were made.
It makes sense that people who live in the states where the total eclipse will be most visible are most interested in it. People in Oregon, for instance, have been responsible for the most number of searches in the past seven days. They will be the first state to see the eclipse, and it's nice to see that Oregonians are the most excited about it, resulting in a lot more searches for "eclipse" and eclipse-related terms (e.g. "how to view the eclipse").
The eclipse, for those of you who haven't Googled it already, will take place on August 21.
The total eclipse will be viewable first on the Oregon coast at 10:15 am PT, and will then be viewable across the country, ending in South Carolina at around 3pm ET.
To check out NASA's full solar eclipse map, click here. In order to view it safely, check out this guide from us. It's going to be spectacular, but it's probably not worth going blind over.