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Flag for U.S.A. August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.

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Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:47 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Charleston: Total Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:47 PM

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:09 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 53 minutes


August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Charleston

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This total solar eclipse is fully visible in Charleston. This is a rare and spectacular event that can only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse is also visible in other areas, but the Moon does not cover the Sun completely there.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

1:16 PM Aug 212:47 PM Aug 214:09 PM Aug 21
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Local times for eclipse in Charleston on Monday, August 21, 2017

EventTime in CharlestonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 1:16 PM176°South69.1°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Full Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 2:46 PM227°Southwest61.6°
The Sun becomes totally eclipsed.
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 2:47 PM228°Southwest61.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Full Eclipse endsAug 21 at 2:47 PM228°Southwest61.4°
The total eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 21 at 4:09 PM251°West-southwest46.4°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Charleston (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Charleston

Eclipse Visibility from CharlestonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarTotal
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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