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Eclipse@FurmanAugust 21, 2017
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Experience the Total Solar Eclipse

Furman University is hosting a free viewing of the total solar eclipse Aug. 21, at Paladin Stadium from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Most of the United States will see only a partial eclipse, but Greenville, South Carolina, falls directly within the eclipse’s region of totality. Furman’s spacious Paladin Stadium* offers the perfect place to view this rare sighting while enjoying live music and concessions with family and friends.

*In the event of thunderstorms, Eclipse @ Furman will be held at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

For more information, see our campus map and check out the full list of activities below:

  • Streaming coverage from NASA
  • Narration by Furman scientists from 2:15-2:45p.m.
  • Educational activities
  • Eclipse @ Furman viewing glasses
  • Concessions and live music

BY THE NUMBERS

2:36

Eclipse enters South Carolina in the afternoon

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Minutes of total darkness over Furman University

 100

Percent sun obscuration in Greenville

   38

Years since the last total solar eclipse in the U.S.

All eclipse activities are free and open to the public

The Eclipse in the News

The day the sun disappears is coming

Two months from today, on August 21, the sun will disappear across America. For a swath of the country from Portland, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, it will look like someone just turned off the sun in the middle of the day.

Check out the Eclipse right here

On Aug. 21 the U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse from Oregon to South Carolina, which will mark the first time in 99 years that there has been a coast-to-coast eclipse.

Furman has big plans for solar eclipse on August 21

Because it’s been 99 years since the last one and there won’t be another one for the rest of the century, Furman University is treating the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 as the remarkable event it promises to be.

Total solar eclipse over South Carolina

Americans will get a front-row seat at a dazzling sky show two years from now when the next total solar eclipse passes directly over the middle of the country, an event that has prompted many observers to start calling it “the Great American Eclipse.”

Read More The Eclipse in the News

Taken from Michael Zeiler, GreatAmericanEclipse.com.