Georgians and people across US gear up to watch the 2024 solar eclipse

WABE staff pictured watching partial solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. (Daniel Rayzel/WABE)

Crowds in Georgia and people across the U.S. are gearing up to watch the 2024 Great North American Eclipse.

The eclipse’s path of totality stretches across 13 states in the U.S. Some of the states include Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, New York, Maine and Philadelphia. Georgia is not included in the path of totality, but Atlanta is expected to experience the effects of a partial eclipse.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” show host Rose Scott spoke with Georgia-based astronomy experts Dr. Jim Sowell, a physicist and an astronomy expert who serves as the director of the campus observatory at Georgia Tech, and Mark Lancaster, an astronomy instructor at the Fernbank Science Center.