Arizona was in path of totality for 1806 eclipse, if only it were a state then

'Shadow and Substance' created animations of how the solar eclipse will look like in each state on August 21.

While today's big celestial event is exciting, it is not the first time Arizona has been in the path of a solar eclipse.

In fact, some 200 years ago, Arizona was in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse on June 16, 1806. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation posted a photo to Twitter that illustrate the past eclipse's path.

If only Arizona was a state back then!

Today's eclipse will be partial for us Arizonans, reaching 62.9 percent obscuration at 10:33 a.m. in Phoenix Monday.

For more information about the eclipse, head to the 12 News eclipse page.

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