Top local spots to watch The Total Solar Eclipse - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Top local spots to watch The Total Solar Eclipse

Posted: Updated:

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!

Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 9th grade Lincoln County student charged after making gun threat

    9th grade Lincoln County student charged after making gun threat

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:58:07 GMT
    Lincoln County High School student arrested for making gun threatLincoln County High School student arrested for making gun threat

    A robocall from the director of Lincoln County Emergency Services went out to Lincoln County parents at around 11:30 Monday morning informing them that a 9th-grade student had made a threat to bring a gun to school.

    More >>

    A robocall from the director of Lincoln County Emergency Services went out to Lincoln County parents at around 11:30 Monday morning informing them that a 9th-grade student had made a threat to bring a gun to school.

    More >>
  • Update: Man killed in Hephzibah fight identified

    Update: Man killed in Hephzibah fight identified

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:35:43 GMT
    Death in Hephzibah 8/20/18 (WFXG)Death in Hephzibah 8/20/18 (WFXG)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in Hephzibah. The sheriff's office was called out to the 1400 block of Hehzibah McBean Rd. shortly before 2 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, deputies found two men in the midst of a physical altercation.

    More >>

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in Hephzibah. The sheriff's office was called out to the 1400 block of Hehzibah McBean Rd. shortly before 2 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, deputies found two men in the midst of a physical altercation.

    More >>
  • Arrest made in Thomson double-murder

    Arrest made in Thomson double-murder

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:44:39 GMT
    Chet Kent (source: McDuffie County Sheriff's Office)Chet Kent (source: McDuffie County Sheriff's Office)
    Chet Kent (source: McDuffie County Sheriff's Office)Chet Kent (source: McDuffie County Sheriff's Office)

    A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of two people in Thomson back in March. On Mar. 13, the McDuffie County Sheriff's Office and GBI began investigating the deaths of Kenyetta Germany and Cheri Stone.

    More >>

    A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of two people in Thomson back in March. On Mar. 13, the McDuffie County Sheriff's Office and GBI began investigating the deaths of Kenyetta Germany and Cheri Stone.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
WSHM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WGGB/WSHM; Springfield, MA. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.