The 2017 Solar Eclipse is finally 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 South Carolina, 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 and they include:
Clemson and Seneca – Partial eclipse begins at 1:08 p.m. ET, Total eclipse starts 2:37 p.m. ET, Total eclipse ends at 2:39 p.m. ET and at 4:03 p.m., the Partial eclipse ends.
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 and Anderson – 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.
Newberry – Partial eclipse begins at 1:11 p.m. ET, Total eclipse starts 2:40 p.m. ET, Total eclipse ends at 2:42 p.m. ET and at 4:05 p.m., the Partial eclipse ends.
Charleston and Mount Pleasant – Partial eclipse begins at 1:17 p.m. ET, Total eclipse starts 2:46 p.m. ET, Total eclipse ends at 2:48 p.m. ET and at 4:10 p.m., the Partial eclipse ends.
WEATHER: Clear skies are expected throughout many regions of South Carolina, but areas like Columbia may have to deal with clouds. The State reports that those in the upper part of the state have a better chance at clear viewing.
PATH WIDTH: 71.3 miles
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:
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Columbia has the longest time of darkness, followed by Greenville and then Charleston. Some businesses are planning to close for the event.
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