Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Eclipse in SC

Unless you've been hiding under a rock the last few weeks, you know about the total solar eclipse that will be traveling across the United States today.  We're in the path in South Carolina to experience the total eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and earth line up so perfectly that the moon blocks the sun, creating rare and spectacular effects across the sky and throughout the natural environment, including darkness in the middle of the day.

Truffle is claiming her eclipse glasses for the Total Eclipse in SC today


Columbia, SC is home to the longest total solar eclipse for a metro area on the East Coast and will occur at approximately 2:41 pm ET. The hundreds of thousands of visitors and residents in the greater Columbia area will experience the longest 100% total eclipse on the East Coast for a metro area.  The total eclipse will range from 2 minutes 30 seconds to up to 2 minutes 36 second of darkness in the middle of the afternoon. Astronomy experts have identified Columbia, SC as one of the top places in the country for the rare and highly desirable experience of viewing the first transcontinental total solar eclipse in 99 years.




Mom Paula made sure her eclipse glasses came from an authorized manufacturer and was verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. There are a lot of social events in the Greater  Columbia area today where people can park, tailgate, and watch the path of the eclipse in large groups. Mom Paula said she is going to avoid all of the crowds and go over to Grandma Faye's house where they can watch it together. We'll be staying home during the even and probably taking a long nap in the middle of the afternoon. We'll share more about our experience with the eclipse later this week (or update this post).


Mom Paula is ready for her first total eclipse

15 comments:

  1. We will be here at home, too. The Mom is going to watch it on NASA's livestream because she didn't get any protective glasses. We hope your mom enjoys it!

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  2. Too right with the ISO compliant glasses Mom Paula!

    We look forward to your eclipse post. Meanwhile ...

    ENJOY!!!!

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  3. We are only getting a little over half coverage here... and my human has to drop off her car to get her front tires replaced during it. I hope the next time around is better timing (and location) for us!

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  4. Wish we could be sittin' on your shoulders for a peek at this magic today ...

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  5. Wow, we wish we could be in South Carolina today! Here in Maryland, we'll get about 82% totality. Must've been a challenge getting a selfie while wearing those eclipse glasses, Mom Paula! :)

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  6. How fun that you will get the total eclipse! We're only gonna see about 80% of it. And that's only if the clouds stay away. They say it may be cloudy today. Phooey!

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  7. Ours happened at 2:38, it was pretty darn cool...and dark too!

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  8. Mom says it happened this morning where we live in O-R-E-gon at 10:15. She didn't watch though 'cause it was too smokey outside from forest fires. Miss Paula is a smart cookie to avoid all the crowds! Purrs! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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  9. was beautiful here in NM, Paula you are so CUTE with your glasses.

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  10. from what we saw online, the BEST photos/video we saw came from S.C.! It was REALLY beautiful where you are, hope you enjoyed it!!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  11. What fun, Truffle knows how to treat glasses for sure!

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