Information provided by the Dupont Planetarium at USC Aiken
Planetarium shows related to the eclipse will be presented at the DuPont Planetarium leading up to the eclipse. See the planetarium schedule for details.
Get your Eclipse Viewers from the DuPont Planetarium so that you can observe the eclipse safely!
Eclipse Viewing Times: Converted to EDT from U.S. Naval Observatory data
Times are given as Hour: Minute: Second for afternoon of Monday August 21, 2017
Websites with Information on the Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017
“If, during the progress of a total [solar] eclipse, the gradually diminishing crescent of the sun is watched, nothing remarkable is seen until very near the moment of its total disappearance. But, as the last ray of sunlight vanishes, a scene of unexampled beauty, grandeur, and impressiveness breaks upon the view. The globe of the moon, black as ink, is seen as if it were hanging in mid-air, surrounded by a crown of soft, silvery light, like that which the old painters used to depict around the heads of saints. Besides this "corona", tongues of rose-colored flame of the most fantastic forms shoot out from various points around the edge of the lunar disk.” — Simon Newcomb. 1878. Popular Astronomy. New York: Harper & Brothers. p. 252 (retrieved from U.S. Naval Observatory site)
URL = http://rpsec.usca.edu/Events/Eclipse/SolarEclipse2017.html (August 2016)