President Trump, Ivanka Trump to Watch Eclipse From White House Balcony

US President Donald Trump gestures during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his family plan to watch the solar eclipse from the Truman balcony on the second floor of the residence, overlooking the South Lawn.

Trump will see the moon cover about 81% of the sun. The moon will be in the sun’s path starting around 1:17 p.m. and continue for the next two hours and 43 minutes, per this eclipse interactive (type in your zip code to see when you should head outside).

The best time to see the peak of the eclipse from the White House will be around 2:42 p.m.

Trump will head to the balcony sometime after 2 p.m.

The eclipse was expected to be the most watched and photographed in history.