Also, to all the people who will be fortunate to be in the path of seeing the total solar eclipse, here is a follow-up on the serious matter of protecting your eyes for the event from NationalEclipse.com:
No question about it. You *definitely* need special eclipse safety glasses to view an eclipse. Here's what you need to know to stay safe: You MUST use special eclipse safety glasses to view a partial eclipse, an annular eclipse, and the partial phases of a total eclipse. To do otherwise is risking permanent eye damage and even blindness. The ONLY time it's safe to look at a TOTAL eclipse without proper eye protection is during the very brief period of totality when the Sun is 100 percent blocked by the Moon. If you're in a location where the eclipse won't be total, there is NEVER a time when it's safe to look with unprotected eyes. (regular sunglasses are NOT safe)
Also, for McClellanville, SC on August 21, 2017, here are the important times for the event:
Partial phase start: 1:17:41PM (EDT), at "2:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 2:46:17PM (EDT)
Duration of Totality*: 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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