2017 solar eclipse: News 6 road trips cross country

Driving from Florida to Idaho: Great American Eclipse WKMG team coverage

For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross over a majority of the United States from South Carolina to Oregon. The News 6 digital team will be driving from Orlando starting Aug. 18, along the path of total eclipse and ending in Idaho for the main event on Aug. 21.

Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, millions of people will be traveling to witness this astronomical event. More than 21 national parks lie in the path of totality, and hundreds of cities are hosting thousands of visitors.

Check back for updates from journalists Emilee Speck and Shannon McLellan from the road. They’ll post dispatches and videos below from places like the largest city the eclipse crosses and a small town getting international attention for its prime location.

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