Celebrate the Solar Eclipse South Carolina Style
Plantation Resort is the perfect place to make your home base for this year’s solar eclipse. After this celestial event, Plantation Resort makes a great place to escape and relax after the hustle and bustle of this once in a lifetime event. We encourage you to stay with us and to celebrate the solar eclipse South Carolina style for we are only a short drive away from the path of totality! To reserve your stay, call one of our friendly reservations representatives at 1-800-845-5039.
What is a solar eclipse?
According to NASA- A celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.
Get in position.
Anyone in North America will be able to see the partial eclipse phase. South Carolina is one of 12 states that is in the path of totality. Not every part of South Carolina will be in the path of complete totality. If you’d like to see the precise times and places totality will take place then visit eclipse2017.org.
Find a viewing spot.
There are several places in South Carolina that serve as a good viewing spot for the eclipse. If you are inside the path of totality, the eclipse time will vary depending on the location you are viewing from. If you haven’t scouted out your viewing spot, now is the time! Traffic may consists of thousands of visitors to the state, waiting to view this historic event.
Protect your eyes
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Be sure to have your eclipse glasses. Safe eyewear is a must if you plan on viewing the solar eclipse. Find more eye-safety tips at eclipse.aa.org/eye-safety/safe-viewing.
Where can you view the eclipse?
Historic Georgetown, South Carolina
On August 21st, 2017 Georgetown, SC will be in the path of a the total solar eclipse. We recommend you make plans to take a short drive to Georgetown County and witness this historical celestial event! Check with events and venues to see if there are any spots or tickets available for viewing.
Visit nasa.gov/eclipselive which will show live video streams of the eclipse from locations across the country.
What if you miss it?
This is the opportunity of a lifetime! However, if you happen to miss the eclipse there will be another total solar eclipse coming in 2024. This eclipse will be similar to the 2017 total solar eclipse Except it will sweep across the country from Texas through Maine.
Visit SCLiving.coop/eclipse for more stories on the upcoming event!