The total solar eclipse is just about here, though you already know that unless you’ve been living under a rock. The event, which hasn’t occurred in the United States since 1979, has been a major headline for weeks leading up to it.
Those who want to catch it will have the best seat if they find themselves in the path of totality — where the moon completely covers the sun and the sun’s corona — in the stretch of land between Lincoln Beach, Ore. and Charleston, S.C. Those outside that stretch will be treated to a partial solar eclipse, with varying degrees of coverage.
As far as the NFL goes, two teams in particular are closer than the rest when it comes to totality: the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs. Nashville, home of the Titans, is actually one of the best large cities in which to view the eclipse, and the Titans have already moved a practice session so the team can see it themselves on the practice field:
Titans GM Jon Robinson bought 200 pairs of glasses for the team to watch the eclipse.— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisWSMV) August 20, 2017
"He made sure they weren't counterfeit" -Mularkey
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said he “rerouted the schedule so we’re out here together to see it.”
The Chiefs aren’t quite as much in the path of totality as the Titans, but they’re close. They will also be practicing on Monday, and while the team originally planned to practice at 1:40 p.m., that’s changed:
Either way, if you want to see what time it all starts and find the best view in your area, The Verge has you covered.