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Solar Eclipse comes to Myrtle Beach August 21, 2017!

By Rachel Dombrowski Follow me on Google+

 

On Monday August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse is coming to Myrtle Beach!

If you aren’t totally sure what a solar eclipse is, you are not alone! Here are the basics that you need to know to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

A solar eclipse occurs when the shadow of the moon falls somewhere on earth. This is caused by the moon passing directly between the sun and the Earth. When the moon completely covers the sun, we get a total solar eclipse, and that is what is going to happen on August 21st!

Seeing a total solar eclipse is rare because less than 30% of eclipses are total. They are also only viewable by less than 0.5% of Earth’s surface. If you have the opportunity to see a total solar eclipse, you definitely should, and here are some tips to have the best experience possible.

 

Tips For Viewing the Eclipse in Myrtle Beach 

1. You will need eclipse glasses. Staring directly at the sun without protective glasses is dangerous and could even cause blindness. You will want to get NASA approved glasses that you can find here: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

2. Book an oceanfront Myrtle Beach room so you don’t have to sit in traffic. This event is going to be huge, and traffic is predicted to build up. If you book an oceanfront room, you won’t have to worry about waiting in this traffic or standing in huge crowds to enjoy the eclipse. Plus, what’s better than watching the 2017 eclipse from the beach?!

3. Don’t get distracted by taking photos or video with your camera. If this is your first eclipse, don’t worry about trying to catch it on film. Just take it all in and appreciate the incredible beauty.

4. Be ready and on time. While the whole eclipse will last a few hours, totality (when the moon completely blocks the sun) will only last a few minutes, so it is important to be ready. The eclipse will start at 1:18pm and end at 4:10pm. The important part is that totality will occur at approximately 2:48pm in our area.

Don’t miss out on this Myrtle Beach solar eclipse opportunity, and book your room for August 21st now, because rooms are expected to sell out quickly!

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