January 2011 solar eclipse captured from the JAXA/NASA Hinode space mission; nasa.org
On Monday the 21st of August, the north western hemisphere will witness part of the total solar eclipse known as the Great American Eclipse which is set to cross over the continental United States from its west coast to its east. During the eclipse, at least some part of it will be visible from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, and spanning the continental USA along a somewhat diagonal path.
In Dominica, the total solar eclipse will be visible as a partial eclipse in the afternoon. It will last 2 hours and 26 minutes.
Dominica will see a partial eclipse, where only 77% of the sun will be covered.
In Dominica what we will see during the 2017 solar eclipse, timeanddate.com
A solar eclipse
—seen from the Earth—occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and its silhouette (fully or partially) blocks the Sun’s light. This happens only at new moon when the Sun and the Moon are in alignment. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon.