Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties in ‘Zone of Totality’ States

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The 2017 solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21. There are several states that will be in the direct path of the eclipse. These areas are referred to as the “zone of totality” and include the following states: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon.

Various cities and towns in these states will experience periods of complete darkness during daytime hours as the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking any possible sunlight.

If you plan on viewing the eclipse on your own, there are a few tips to consider. For starters, you’ll want to be sure the weather is clear. If the skies are cloudy, you will not have a clear view of the eclipse. You also want to be prepared to relocate in case there are clouds above you during the two minutes of totality.

“Pick a location with a good and uncrowded highway system that you can use to relocate the day before, the morning of, or the hour before the eclipse if weather threatens. The total solar eclipse will be such a spectacle that you won’t regret making the effort to find a clear viewing location,” reports Great American Eclipse.

For those interested, you may also choose to attend an eclipse viewing party in your area. Below are several parties listed by state.

South Carolina

“Sip the Eclipse” Rooftop Blackout Event

South Carolina State Museum Viewing Party

“Blackout Bash”

For additional eclipse parties in South Carolina, click here.

North Carolina

The Great American Eclipse Celebration

Cashiers Eclipse Festival

Downtown Sylva Eclipse Festival

For additional eclipse parties in North Carolina, click here.

Georgia

OutASight Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Fort Yargo State Park Viewing Party

Total Eclipse of the Park

For additional eclipse parties in Georgia, click here.

Tennessee

Mayor’s Viewing Party

Viewing Party at the Adventure Science Center

The Bridge Building Viewing Party

For additional eclipse parties in Tennessee, click here.

Kentucky

See It at the Summerhouse

Pitch Dark in the Ballpark

Solar Eclipse Party & Exhibit at the Art Guild of Paducah

For additional eclipse parties in Kentucky, click here.

Illinois

Solarbration in Waterloo

Alto Vineyards Viewing Party

Eclipse Weekend at Rent One Park

For additional eclipse parties in Illinois, click here.

Missouri

T-Bones Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Rowe Ridge Vineyard & Winery Eclipse Viewing Party

Total Eclipse of the Sun

For additional eclipse parties in Missouri, click here.

Kansas

Eclipse Aire Fest

Kansas State Alumni Association Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party

For additional eclipse parties in Kansas, click here.

Nebraska

South Street Eclipse Party

Watch Party at University of Nebraska Kearney Cope Stadium

For additional eclipse parties in Nebraska, click here.

Wyoming

Wyoming Eclipse Festival

Total Solar Eclipse at Snow King Mountain

Jaycee Park Viewing Party

For additional eclipse parties in Wyoming, click here.

Idaho

The Great American Eclipse Party at Festival Meadows

Edge of Totality at Brundage Mountain

Eclipse Viewing Party in Sun Valley

For additional eclipse parties in Idaho, click here.

Oregon

Left Coast Cellars Viewing Party

Sublimity Festival Grounds

For additional eclipse parties in Oregon, click here.


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