Jockey’s Ridge Solar Eclipse Viewing
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Friends of Jockey’s Ridge
Glasses will be distributed starting at 1 PM at the visitor center at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Bring water, blankets, sunscreen, chairs and umbrellas. Partial ecplise starts at 1:23 PM, is at the maximum at 2:49 PM, and ends at 4:08 PM. We will have 87.5% coverage. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event!
From the Morehead Planetarium.
We are pleased to announce the 2017 Carolinas Solar Eclipse Party, a joint effort between North and South Carolina funded by NC Space Grant and SC Space Grant to coordinate dozens of eclipse viewing events for the public on Monday, August 21, 2017.
On that date, when the Moon passes in front of the Sun, the entire United States will experience a partial solar eclipse for up to a few hours. Those fortunate to be within the “path of totality” – a roughly 70-mile wide path from Oregon to South Carolina – will experience a total solar eclipse lasting up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
The southwestern corner of North Carolina, and much of South Carolina, lies in the path of totality and will experience the total solar eclipse. All of the Carolinas will experience a partial solar eclipse. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the 48 states since 1979 and the first total solar eclipse visible from the Carolinas since 1970. Click on the map below to view in and out.