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
Eclipse enters South Carolina in the afternoon
Minutes of total darkness over Furman University
Percent sun obscuration in Greenville
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
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.
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.
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.
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.