The Longest Total Eclipse on the East Coast
2 Minutes and 36 Seconds of 100% Total Eclipse
At 2:41 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, viewers who have gathered in the Greater Columbia, S.C., area will experience the longest period of 100% total eclipse for a metro area on the entire East Coast of the United States — up to 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness.
Experts estimate that this total solar eclipse will be the most watched eclipse in the history of the world as we know it. Only those in the “path of totality” will have the extremely rare, awe-inspiring experience of witnessing a 100% total eclipse.
The Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C., initiative was created to serve as a central hub for information about experiencing the eclipse in the Midlands region of South Carolina. Organizations are encouraged to dream up and host eclipse-related activities, festivities and more during the long weekend of Aug. 18-21, 2017, and then post them here on this website. Read more about Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C., and learn how you can get involved!