cycloneye wrote:For those who will go to South Carolina to see the eclipse,here are the details of the times when it begins and ends on that afternoon by the Charleston SC NWS.
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 McClellanville, 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.
I also love this map here as well. It is a very good illustration of the path of totality, which will move diagonally from northwest to southeast through South Carolina, especially the centerline of the path, where the longest durations of totality will occur. The centerline will be just west/southwest of Downtown Columbia, in the community of Gaston, SC. The centerline will then pass directly over Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, then moves over McClellanville as the eclipse reaches its end point just before 3:00 p.m. over the CONUS on August 21 . Also, for those in the upstate of South Carolina, Clemson University sits directly on the centerline and would be perfect for viewing there. Charleston proper sits on the extreme southern edge of the path, so the duration of totality will be shorter there. I will go to either Columbia or to McClellanville to view the total eclipse. I am leaning toward McClellanville for the obvious proximity to Jax, by about 40-50 miles, as opposed to going up near Columbia.
It will be an awesome spectacle, one which will leave a lasting experience of a lifetime indeed. I just hope the weather will hold up for the event.