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MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

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ANDERSON ECLIPSE TIMELINE

  • Partial Anderson Eclipse Begins:         01:08:59 p.m.
  • Anderson Eclipse Totality Starts:        02:37:50 p.m.
  • Anderson Eclipse Maximum Totality:  02:39:07 p.m.
  • Anderson Eclipse Totality Ends:         02:40:24 p.m.
  • Whole Anderson Eclipse Ends:           04:03:00 p.m.
  • Anderson Eclipse Totality Time:        2 minutes 34 seconds
 (Sources: Eclipse2017.org, TimeAndDate.com)

TOTAL SOLAR ANDERSON ECLIPSE VIEWING AREAS

City of Anderson

Anderson County

  • Green Pond Landing and Event Center
    • 470 Old Green Pond Rd, Anderson, SC 29625
    • (864) 231-7275
    • Full sun, bring your own chairs, entertainment, porta johns on site, food vendors, astronomer, DJ, gates open at 8am, on Lake Hartwell
    • Facebook Page: Blackout @ Green Pond
  • Civic Center – William A. Floyd Amphitheater
    • 3027 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Anderson, SC 29625
    • (864) 260-4800
    • Indoor facilities with air, largest viewing area, indoor restrooms, shade, astronomer onsite, food vendors, DJ
    • andersonevents.com
    • Facebook: Blackout @ Civic Center
  • Belton Arts Center
    • 306 City Square, Belton, SC 29627
    • (864) 338-8556
    • Indoor restrooms, air conditioning, Art show on the Solar Eclipse
    • beltoncenterforthearts.com
  • Big Water Marina
    • 320 Big Water Rd, Starr, SC 29684
    • (864) 226-3339
    • $5.00 per car, full sun, on Lake Hartwell, boats welcome, food vendors, DJ playing music, tent camping only, & indoor restrooms
    • bigwatermarina.com
  • Denver Downs
    • 1515 Denver Rd, Anderson, SC 29625
    • (864) 940-2293
    • Charging an admission $10 for adults, 10am-6pm, music, activities, food, & Tent camping
    • denverdownsfarm.com
  • The Anderson Jockey Lot
    • 4530 US-29, Belton, SC 29627
    • (864) 224-2027
    • Air conditioning, DJ Music, kids activities, sun and shade, Astrophysicist on site, RV and Tent camping sites for free must be self contained and make a reservation & indoor restrooms.
  • Sadlers Creek State Park
  • Williamston Town Hall
  • Blue Jar Barn
    • North, 2824 US-29, Belton, SC 29627
    • (864) 775-0302
    • Sun & shade, outside facility & public restrooms
    • Cost $10.00 per person
    • bluejarbarn.com

 

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Total Solar Eclipse Anderson SC August 21 2017

TOTAL SOLAR ANDERSON ECLIPSE EVENTS

 FRIDAY
August 18
 SUNDAY
August 20
MONDAY
August 21
Movie Night
“Lego Batman”
8:20 p.m.
Carolina Wren Park.
111 E. Whitner St.
Chairs and food allowed.
No alcohol or glass.
Eclipse Special
This and That Variety
Will be open all weekend
with eclipse specials.
 Electric City Lights Out Festival
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Federal St.
Local products, food, beverage, and entertainment.
T.L. Hanna Band
7:30 p.m.
Carolina Wren Park.
111 E. Whitner St.
Eclipse Special
This and That Variety
Will be open all weekend
with eclipse specials.
Anderson Recreation Center
1-3 p.m.
1107 N. Murray Ave.
Music.
Chairs and food allowed.
No alcohol or glass.
Carolina Wren Park
111 E. Whitner St.
1-3 p.m.
Music.
Chairs and food allowed.
No alcohol or glass.
Carolina Bauernhaus
Our brewery is within the path of
“Totality” and anyone standing outside
our doors has the ability to experience
one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events
a Total Solar Eclipse with a craft beer in hand!
To help celebreate this rare event we will be
opening at 11am and releasing two special
brews, which will be announced as we get
closer to the viewing. Come witness Totality
with us and have a good time doing it.

A Total Eclipse Viewing Party

TOTAL SOLAR ANDERSON ECLIPSE IN THE NEWS

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE FACTS

  • Due to abundant media coverage, summer weather, easy access, and people’s willingness to travel, astronomers predict the 2017 total solar eclipse will be one of the most viewed ever.
  • A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth.
  • The sun is 400 times larger than the moon, but 400 times farther away, creating the appearance that they’re the same size.
  • The shadow cast from the moon onto Earth may cause night-like darkness, birds to roost, and temps to drop up to 15 degrees.
  • The moon’s shadow will be 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina in 93 minutes.
  • Totality will occur over 14 states (in manner of procession): Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
  • The next total solar eclipse over the U.S. will occur on April 28, 2024.
  • Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri are the only states in which the total solar eclipses can be seen in both 2017 and 2024.
  • The last time a total solar eclipse occurred over the U.S. was the 1970s. There were two: 1971 and 1979.
  • Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity was confirmed with the help of a total solar eclipse on May 29, 1919, since referred to as “probably the most important eclipse in the history of science.” It was also one of the longest recorded at 6 minutes, 51 seconds.

Sources: Astronomy Magazine, Great American EclipseLiveScienceSpace