The Great American Solar Eclipse 2017
August 21, 2017
Educator workshop Saturday, May 20, 2017. Click for Registration Form.
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!
The moon will eclipse the sun for a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
South Carolina is a prime target for this special astronomical phenomenon.
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
- Video of Eclipse Across US - video showing the dark shadow of the Moon sweeping across the US as it will on 8-21-2017
- Mr. Eclipse.com - contains a wealth of resources on eclipses and eclipse photography; it includes many photographs taken by site creator Fred Espenak, also known as Mr. Eclipse
- Eclipsewise.com - another website by Fred Espenak; the focus of this site is on predictions for solar and lunar eclipses
- NASA’s eclipse website
- Great American Eclipse.com - lots on information on this eclipse; includes a countdown of days, hours, minutes and seconds to the eclipse!
- Eclipse2017.org - provides many resources dedicated to the safe observation of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017
- Interactive World Map for the Eclipse - eclipse timing will appear at the point you click on the map.
- Maps of Totality in SC - from Eclipse2017.org - where to find multiple maps of the path of totality across South Carolina
- Close Is Not Close Enough - explains why viewers need to get into the path of totality if at all possible
- U.S. Naval Observatory - this site allows you to enter the name of a location and get data on the eclipse timing and percentage at that place
“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)