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Awe-Inspiring Spectacle in Upstate South Carolina

13 Jun 2017, 12:28 UTC
Awe-Inspiring Spectacle in Upstate South Carolina
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For the first time in 47 years, South Carolina will experience a once-in-lifetime total solar eclipse of the Sun! On August 21, 2017, Anderson Jockey Lot will host a viewing of the event as a free public service. Astrophysicist and veteran total solar eclipse observer, Rick Boozer will provide expert running commentary.Assuming clear skies, the Anderson Jockey Lot will be the best viewing location of the totality climax along the I-85 corridor with longest totality time in this area of 2 minutes and 38 seconds. Totality for the City of Greenville will be 2 minutes and 10 seconds – nearly 30 seconds less. Spartanburg, at most, will only have several seconds.When observing an eclipse’s partial phases, it is important to understand that eye damage can occur if viewed with the unprotected eye. Normal sunglasses do not filter many harmful solar rays that can injure your eyes during the partial phases. For the public’s safety, special eclipse sunglasses will be available at the event for $2.00 (while supplies last). The special glasses will not be needed during totality.Everyone is welcome to view the eclipse at the Anderson Jockey Lot. We will attempt to shoot video of the eclipse and, if successful, ...

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