The Umbra of the eclipse will first touch
the soil of Georgia in the mid-afternoon, at 2:34 PM, EDT, and begin its transit across the northeast corner of the state.
Although the central line of the path is only 12 miles long through this area, Georgians and their guests will enjoy this extraordinary celestial event for exceptional durations. Blairsville will be honored with 2 minutes of this spectacular sight; while Clayton, which is closer to the central line, will experience 2 minutes and 35 seconds of totality. Along with the optimal weather conditions, Georgia might be one of the best choices for the big day, so people interested in visiting this state should check the weather forecast one week or less before the eclipse.
The solar eclipse will travel across the
skies of the Georgia at a speed of about 1,800 miles per hour, and the area
covered by the Moon’s shadow will be averaged at 71.5 miles wide. Leaving
Georgia, at 2:40 PM, EDT, the total eclipse will continue its travel towards the Atlantic Ocean, where
the path of totality will end. Georgians will have the opportunity to
witness their own version of the eclipse and then the exit as it cascades out