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Clemson expected to have best view of solar eclipse in S.C.

Courtesy of NASA

Clemson will be in the path of totality as the Aug. 21 solar eclipse passes through the U.S., as shown in this map from the NASA Image and Video Gallery.

Clemson is predicted to have the best view of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse among South Carolina cities, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
NOAA says that Clemson has a 75 percent chance of having viewable conditions on the day of the eclipse and is in the top 10 U.S. cities in the eclipse path based on “viewability percentage.”
Clemson is ranked highest among South Carolina cities in the forecast: Greer has a 65 percent chance of viewable conditions, Charleston has a 53 percent chance and Columbia has a 44 percent chance.
The eclipse will begin its pass over the Upstate around 1:07 p.m. and finish around 4:02 p.m. The totality of the eclipse will begin around 2:37 p.m. and last less than three minutes.
University officials say they are still in the process of planning a solar eclipse viewing party and that they will also be distributing eclipse-viewing glasses that will allow viewers to safely watch the eclipse as it occurs.
For the latest updates on Clemson’s solar eclipse viewing party, go to

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