Top local spots to watch The Total Solar Eclipse - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Top local spots to watch The Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipses are a rarity, especially in the CSRA. South Carolina’s last one on record was over four decades ago.

August 21, 2017: Your chance to see a Total Solar Eclipse in Georgia or South Carolina. Take advantage because this is not happening again until 2078. Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Director explains such an anomaly:

“It’s called the Great American Eclipse because for the first time in a very long time the path of the shadow, the eclipse itself, will go across the entire Continental U-S. It will start in Oregon, go all the way through the mid-section of the United States, and end right here in South Carolina.”

Based off of locations, totality occurs at different times. Doctor Senn says it will be between 1:00PM and 3:00PM.

“2:40 is the totality, so the eclipse itself, for our area, will begin a little bit after 1:00. That’s the point when the moon, the edge of the moon first starts to cover the sun. The whole process will finish a little bit after 4:00 when the moon exists the front of the sun.”  

If witnessing the rare phenomenon on Monday, Doctor Senn promises these sites are a safe bet:

“Along U-S one, there’s Rich Spring, Monetta, small towns in South Carolina. A little bigger town, Batesburg, Leesville, along U-S one. That whole region is going to be well within totality and great places to go. A little further in the other direction, about the same distance from Aiken, is Wagner, South Carolina. They’re in a great place for totality.

Camp Gravit sites are a safe bet, too:

“It’s open to the public. They’re charging $10 a carload to come in. There are going to be a number of other activities throughout the day. It’s going to be a great day. Camp Gravit’s a good place to go. If they’re not looking for that kind of camp environment, they can go to one of these other places, and right up U-S one is a great place to go.”

Columbia, South Carolina and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina expect tourists to pour in. Do not miss out!

Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • GSP on the search for motorcylist who fled from trooper on I-520

    GSP on the search for motorcylist who fled from trooper on I-520

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:14 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:14:20 GMT
    GSP on the search for motorcylist who fled from trooper on I-520 (GSP)GSP on the search for motorcylist who fled from trooper on I-520 (GSP)

    Georgia State Patrol needs help identifying a motorcyclist who fled from a trooper on Thursday, April 19. The rider was last seen on a red motorcycle. State Patrol followed him in Richmond and Columbia counties until the trooper lost control of his vehicle and crashed on the exit ramp on I-520.

    More >>

    Georgia State Patrol needs help identifying a motorcyclist who fled from a trooper on Thursday, April 19. The rider was last seen on a red motorcycle. State Patrol followed him in Richmond and Columbia counties until the trooper lost control of his vehicle and crashed on the exit ramp on I-520.

    More >>
  • CSRA enjoys the first day of National Park Week

    CSRA enjoys the first day of National Park Week

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:59:24 GMT
    CSRA enjoys the first day of National Park Week (WFXG)CSRA enjoys the first day of National Park Week (WFXG)
    CSRA enjoys the first day of National Park Week (WFXG)CSRA enjoys the first day of National Park Week (WFXG)

    April 21 is the start of National Park Week and many people enjoyed the sunny day at parks around the CSRA. From sport games to canal rides and even wedding sighting. 

    More >>

    April 21 is the start of National Park Week and many people enjoyed the sunny day at parks around the CSRA. From sport games to canal rides and even wedding sighting. 

    More >>
  • Poker Run held to raise money for active shooter vest given to Burnettown Police Department

    Poker Run held to raise money for active shooter vest given to Burnettown Police Department

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:51:54 GMT
    Active shooter vest given to Burnettown Police Department (WFXG)Active shooter vest given to Burnettown Police Department (WFXG)
    Active shooter vest given to Burnettown Police Department (WFXG)Active shooter vest given to Burnettown Police Department (WFXG)

    If you were traveling along Blair Frontage Rd on April 21 then you probably noticed all the bikers outside of Timms Harley Davidson. In-Vest USA was hosting a poker run to raise money for an active shooter vest to donate to Burnettown police department.  

    More >>

    If you were traveling along Blair Frontage Rd on April 21 then you probably noticed all the bikers outside of Timms Harley Davidson. In-Vest USA was hosting a poker run to raise money for an active shooter vest to donate to Burnettown police department.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly