The path of the eclipse is 70 miles wide meaning most of the US will see a partial eclipse. Mona Chalabis visualization will give you a sense of what you should prepare yourself for
A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, the first in 38 years. As the moon passes in front of the sun, a shadow will be cast across all of North America. But the way that will look depends on where you are in the country.
The path of the total eclipse (when none of the sun is visible) is only 70 miles wide, so unless youre an eclipse chaser and willing to travel, youre more likely to see a partial eclipse.
(Note: these visualizations are inspired by the word mooning, which has been in use since about 1600 and means exposing to moonlight.)