FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The last solar eclipse that impacted part of the US happened in 1979, but it’s been nearly 100 years since the last total solar eclipse traveled coast to coast across the United States. The next solar eclipse is forecast to happen in 2024. These are relatively rare because the sun, moon, and Earth have to line up very precisely to make an eclipse visible in this part of the world. From our perspective, the moon will cross in front of the sun for several minutes during the middle of the day on Monday, August 21, blocking roughly 86% of the sun. In Fort Wayne this will happen from 12:59 PM to 3:47 PM with the peak eclipse time happening at 2:25 PM. WANE will have a live-stream on our website from NASA’s cameras watching the eclipse on August 21.