Once in a lifetime event, the United States total solar eclipse Once in a lifetime event, the United States total solar eclipse on August 21 2017. Wear as a group, this graphic t-shirt is great for yourself or for a gift. Going to a viewing event? This tee shirt features a visual representation of the stages of the elcipse with the date of august 21 2017 and the city and state of the total eclipse. The moon will pass between the sun and the earth making a total solar eclipse.