WATCH: 2017 total solar eclipse - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

WATCH: 2017 total solar eclipse

A crecent sun hangs over the midday sky. (Source: CNN) A crecent sun hangs over the midday sky. (Source: CNN)

(RNN) - Weather permitting, all of North America will get a glimpse of the sun being eclipsed by the moon Monday. For people in portions of 14 states from the West Coast to the East Coast, there will be an opportunity to see a rare total solar eclipse.

The moon will block a portion of the sun for nearly four hours across parts of the U.S., beginning in Oregon at 12:05 p.m. ET and ending on the Carolina coast at 4:09 p.m. NASA said the longest duration for the total eclipse will be near Carbondale, IL, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds.

This is the first total solar eclipse viewable from the continental U.S. since 1979, and the first coast-to-coast in 99 years. A 1991 eclipse could be seen in clear weather from Hawaii.

WARNING: NEVER STARE DIRECTLY AT THE SUN. Use only approved devices (eclipse glasses, pinhole camera, etc.) for viewing the eclipse.

Raycom stations on or near the path of totality will be providing coverage throughout the event (listed from west to east):

  • KSWO in Lawton, OK
  • KXXV in Waco, TX
  • KFVS in Cape Girardeau, MO
  • KAIT in Jonesboro, AR
  • WMC in Memphis, TN  
  • WVUE in New Orleans, LA
  • WFIE in Evansville, IN  
  • WAFF in Huntsville, AL
  • WSFA in Montgomery, AL
  • WAVE in Louisville, KY
  • WXIX in Cincinnati, OH
  • WBTV in Charlotte, NC  
  • WIS in Columbia, SC
  • WCSC in Charleston, SC
  • WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC
  • WECT in Wilmington, NC

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