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About the Total Solar Eclipse 2017



What is the Total Solar Eclipse?

"A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, causing the moon to temporarily cast its shadow on Earth. During a *total* solar eclipse, which is very rare, the moon aligns perfectly with the sun, causing darkness to fall, creating unbelievable effects in the sky."

When and where will it occur?

On August 21, 2017 at approximately 2:41pm, Columbia, S.C. residents and visitors will be in one of the best positions on the East Coast to see the total solar eclipse, a rare and incredible event.

How long will it last?

The total solar eclipse will last from anywhere from 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness.

Can l look directly at the sun?

You should NOT look directly at the sun before or after the total solar eclipse. Protect your eyes by wearing eclipse viewing glasses. Remove them during the period when the moon completely covers the sun (totality).



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