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Top local spots to watch The Total Solar Eclipse

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Total Solar Eclipses are a rarity, especially in the CSRA. South Carolina’s last one on record was over four decades ago.

August 21, 2017: Your chance to see a Total Solar Eclipse in Georgia or South Carolina. Take advantage because this is not happening again until 2078. Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Director explains such an anomaly:

“It’s called the Great American Eclipse because for the first time in a very long time the path of the shadow, the eclipse itself, will go across the entire Continental U-S. It will start in Oregon, go all the way through the mid-section of the United States, and end right here in South Carolina.”

Based off of locations, totality occurs at different times. Doctor Senn says it will be between 1:00PM and 3:00PM.

“2:40 is the totality, so the eclipse itself, for our area, will begin a little bit after 1:00. That’s the point when the moon, the edge of the moon first starts to cover the sun. The whole process will finish a little bit after 4:00 when the moon exists the front of the sun.”  

If witnessing the rare phenomenon on Monday, Doctor Senn promises these sites are a safe bet:

“Along U-S one, there’s Rich Spring, Monetta, small towns in South Carolina. A little bigger town, Batesburg, Leesville, along U-S one. That whole region is going to be well within totality and great places to go. A little further in the other direction, about the same distance from Aiken, is Wagner, South Carolina. They’re in a great place for totality.

Camp Gravit sites are a safe bet, too:

“It’s open to the public. They’re charging $10 a carload to come in. There are going to be a number of other activities throughout the day. It’s going to be a great day. Camp Gravit’s a good place to go. If they’re not looking for that kind of camp environment, they can go to one of these other places, and right up U-S one is a great place to go.”

Columbia, South Carolina and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina expect tourists to pour in. Do not miss out!

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