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Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21

 

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  • View of total solar eclipse from Mount Pleasant, SC. Photo: Neil Dixon
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Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse tracked from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The shadow of the moon tracked 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 began near Newport, Oregon at 1:16 PM EDT and ended near McClellanville, South Carolina at 2:48 PM EDT.  A partial eclipse occurred across the rest of the United States.

 

Eclipse Details for Locations in the Path of Total or Partial Eclipse

 

Location Eclipse Begins Totality Begins Totality Ends Eclipse Ends Time Zone Duration of Totality Obscuration
Lake Moultrie, SC 1:15 PM 2:44 PM 2:47 PM 4:08 PM EDT 2min 35secs 100%
Cape Romain, NWR 1:17 PM 2:46 PM 2:49 PM 4:10 PM EDT 2min 34secs 100%
Mt. Pleasant, SC 1:17 PM 2:46 PM 2:48 PM 4:10 PM EDT 2min 1sec 100%
Charleston, SC 1:17 PM 2:46 PM 2:48 PM 4:10 PM EDT 1min 36secs 100%
*Walterboro, SC 1:15 PM NA NA 4:08 PM EDT NA 99.83%
*Savannah, GA 1:15 PM NA NA 4:09 PM EDT NA 97%
*Altamaha, GA 1:12 PM NA NA 4:08 PM EDT NA 95%

*A partial eclipse will occur, obscuration will remain greater than 90%. Such an event will not happen at this scale again until 2045.

Sky Forecast by Area:

Satellite Images:

  • GOES- 16 -- Visible imagery (Possible to see the Moon's shadow during the eclipse!)

Radar Data:


Eclipse Maps for the Total or Partial Eclipse
Path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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 South Carolina and Georgia

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

Eclipse maps courtesy of Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
For more information on solar and lunar eclipses: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html

Interactive NASA eclipse map: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/interactive_map/index.html