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Where are the Best Places in South Carolina to view the Total Solar Eclipse 2017?

Where are the Best Places in South Carolina to view the Total Solar Eclipse 2017?

2017 Solar Eclipse Map South Carolina
Solar eclipse Map of South Carolina

The Great American Eclipse, one of the most awaited celestial events in years, is likely to bring thousands of eclipse chasers from across the world to the United States. It is a total solar eclipse that will move from the Pacific to Atlantic Coasts, tracing a path across a number of states. The last total solar eclipse visible across the breadth of contiguous US occurred almost a century ago.

After having made its way through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina, the final state that the total shadow of the moon will be visible from is South Carolina.

The total eclipse of the sun makes its way from northwest to southeast South Carolina, exiting into the Atlantic Ocean. The eclipse enters the state at 2:36 pm EDT and leaves the state at 2:49 pm EDT.

 Best Places to View the 2017 Solar Eclipse in South Carolina

A number of primary cities, towns, and communities lie in the path of total eclipse, these include:

  • Anderson
  • Batesburg – Leesville
  • Boykin
  • Cayce
  • Central
  • Chapin
  • Charleston
  • Clemson
  • Clinton
  • Columbia (capital of South Carolina)
  • Cross Hill
  • Eastover
  • Elgin
  • Forest Acres
  • Gaston
  • Georgetown
  • Gilbert
  • Gray Court
  • Greenville
  • Harleyville
  • Hopkins
  • Horrel Hill
  • Irmo
  • Kingstree
  • Laurens
  • Lexington
  • Little Mountain
  • Lugoff
  • Newberry
  • Orangeburg
  • Pelion
  • Pomaria
  • Prosperity
  • Red Bank
  • Ridgeway
  • Santee
  • Sumter
  • Swansea
  • Waterloo

A few of the cities that fall outside the path of totality include:

  • Aiken
  • Beaufort
  • Florence
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Rock Hill
  • Spartanburg

Important airports that serve the state include:

  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport
  • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
  • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Though Spartanburg and Myrtle Beach do not fall in the path of totality, their airports serve the wider region that is closer to the region witnessing the total eclipse.

If you visit the capital of South Carolina, Columbia, do not miss the following attractions:

  • Columbia Museum of Art
  • Riverfront Park
  • South Carolina Military Museum
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • Governor’s Mansion
  • Ed Venture Children’s Museum
  • South Carolina Military Museum
  • Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens

Related Maps:

South Carolina Map
South Carolina Map
US Map
US Map
Best places in US to view Solar Eclipse
Best places in US to view Solar Eclipse
States through which Eclipse 2017 will pass through
States through which Eclipse 2017 will pass through

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