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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Events

Total Eclipse Of The Heart……I Mean Sun.

Columbia, S.C., and its surrounding region are positioned in the best location – the best on the East Coast, in fact – to witness a spectacle that has not been seen in the continental United States since 1979, when a total solar eclipse was visible from five Northwestern states. Even more compelling, a transcontinental, total eclipse of the sun that passes from coast to coast has not occurred in the U.S. since 1918.

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible along a thin, roughly 100 mile-wide path that runs diagonally across America from Oregon to South Carolina. The difference between a partial eclipse and a total eclipse is monumental — even the difference between a 99% eclipse and a 100% eclipse is remarkable enough to draw visitors from all over the globe when it occurs.

Throughout the long weekend of August 18-21, 2017, attractions, cultural institutions, hospitality and retail businesses in Columbia, S.C. – the total solar eclipse capital of the East Coast – will host special eclipse-related events leading up to nature’s grandest spectacle.

(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the partial phases!)

Total Eclipse Weekend:

Solar 17 @ Lake MurrayDreher Shoals Dam, Columbia, SC 29212

*(803) 781-5940
*Date: 08/21/2017 – 08/21/2017
*Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
*Tents will be set up at both sides of the Lake Murray Dam (park fees will apply)
    *FREE water and FREE solar glasses provided
*T-shirts for sale Event at both park sites of Lake Murray Dam (Lexington and Irmo sides)
    *Lake Murray will have the largest viewing area

South Carolina State Museum – 301 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 29201 United States

        *AUG. 18 – 21, 2017

Activities will include:

*The Robert B. Ariail Collection of Astronomy/Telescope Gallery tours
*Special BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium shows
*Evening observing opportunities in the Boeing Observatory
*The Boeing Observatory will be open during the day on Aug. 18 – 20, as well as before and after the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21.
*On Mon, Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse viewing will be available in designated areas outside of the State Museum.


Columbia Fireflies’ Total Eclipse of the Park – 1640 Freed St. Columbia, SC 29201

* 803-726-4487
*August 18, 2017
*7:05 pm – 10:30 pm

Celebrate Total Eclipse Weekend with the Fireflies as they take on the Rome Braves on Friday, August 18 at 7:05pm at Spirit Communications Park. There will be post-game fireworks!
More details to come!


Title/Description Map
Map West Total Solar Eclipse Path through Western USA JPG
Map East Total Solar Eclipse Path through Eastern USA JPG
Map 1 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Oregon JPG
Map 2 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Idaho JPG
Map 3 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Wyoming JPG
Map 4 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Nebraska and Kansas JPG
Map 5 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Missouri and Illinois JPG
Map 6 Total Solar Eclipse Path through Kentucky, Tennesse, and North Carolina JPG
Map 7 Total Solar Eclipse Path through South Carolina and Georgia JPG