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While you need to be directly in the path of the upcoming eclipse to view it in totality, no matter where you are in the U.S., you’ll be able to see some version of it when the epic event finally arrives on August 21, 2017. To find out just how much of an eclipse you’ll see all you need is your zip code.

Using data provided by NASA, Vox has created an eclipse tracker that will tell you exactly how much of the eclipse you will see and at what time of day. All you need to do is type in your zip code and it will display everything you need to know. Besides the time, a mini animated graphic will illustrate exactly how much of the sun will be covered from your vantage point. A second graphic will also tell you how far you would need to travel in order to find yourself in the direct pathway of the total eclipse.

Once you know what you’ll be seeing, it’s important to gear up with protective lenses. It can damage your eyes to view a partial eclipse without protection, so make sure you pick up some eclipse glasses if you plan to watch.

Will your protected eyes be on the skies August 21? Tell us your plans in the comments below.