The long-awaited 2017 Solar Eclipse is here and South Carolina is one of the best states for viewing the eclipse. Here’s your guide on what time of day the eclipse is visible in Greenville, South Carolina, as well as Columbia, South Carolina. Plus, get info on the map and path of totality, weather forecasts, traffic news and more.
ECLIPSE TIME: According to Great American Eclipse, in South Carolina, the eclipse enters the state at 2:36 p.m. ET and exits the coast at 2:49 p.m. ET. The State has listed several eclipse times for towns and cities throughout South Carolina as well, including Greenville and Columbia.
Columbia – Partial eclipse begins at 1:13 p.m. ET, Total eclipse starts 2:41 p.m. ET, Total eclipse ends at 2:44 p.m. ET and at 4:06 p.m., the Partial eclipse ends.
Greenville – Partial eclipse begins at 1:09 p.m. ET, Total eclipse starts 2:38 p.m. ET, Total eclipse ends at 2:39 p.m. ET and at 4:03 p.m., the Partial eclipse ends.
WEATHER: During the time of the eclipse, from start to finish, the weather predictions for Greenville are mostly sunny, with temperatures ranging from the 80’s to the 90’s. And, Weather.com also forecasts that, for Columbia, there may be clouds to contend with today. The forecast is for party cloudy weather.
PATH WIDTH: 64.4 miles for South Carolina
TRAFFIC: Expect heavy traffic because South Carolina is expecting millions to flock to the state in hopes of viewing the eclipse in its totality. Congestion is expected on interstates and major highways, but be sure to be parked and wearing proper safety eyewear if you are planning to watch the eclipse from your car.
MAPS & PATH: The eclipse zone includes dozens of cities and towns across the state of South Carolina, including, Aiken, Anderson, Andrews, Charleston, Columbia, Easley, Edgefield, Georgetown, Goose Creek, Greenville, Greenwood, Greer, Hollywood, Kingstree, Lake City, Laurens, Lexington, Mclellanville, Newberry, Orangeburg, Saluda, Spartanburg and Summerville.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Be sure to wear your protective safety glasses at all times when viewing the eclipse. Many stores and areas may be sold out, but beware of fake glasses as well.
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