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Counting down to the August 21st, 2017 Eclipse
(Note: Clock is counting down to time of greatest eclipse in Columbia, SC. Please see eclipse maps for the exact time at your location) 
August 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm EDT (1843 UTC)

 

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2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?

 

Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will track from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The shadow of the moon will track over parts of the following states: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. The total eclipse will begin near Newport, Oregon at 1:16 PM EDT and will end near Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 PM EDT.  A partial eclipse will occur for the rest of the United States. Such an event will not happen at this scale again until 2045.  This interactive eclipse map (link is external) will show you times for the partial and total eclipse anywhere in the world.

Eye Safety Information for Viewing the Eclipse

Click on the above link from Nasa, which states, An eclipse is a rare and striking phenomenon you won't want to miss, but you must carefully follow safety procedures. Don't let the requisite warnings scare you away from witnessing this singular spectacle! You can experience the eclipse safely, but it is vital that you protect your eyes at all times with the proper solar filters. No matter what recommended technique you use, do not stare continuously at the sun. Take breaks and give your eyes a rest! Do not use sunglasses: they don't offer your eyes sufficient protection.

 

Click here for additional FAQ from NASA

 

 

 

 

Above: Path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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Credit: Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

Above: Total solar eclipse over SC & GA

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Credit: Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

 

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For more information on solar and lunar eclipses, see either of Nasa's Official Eclipse sites below.  Many of the images and much of the information on this web page was gathered from Nasa.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2017/TSE2017.html