On August 21st, 2017, the penultimate state
on the path of totality will be touched by the Moon’s shadow at 2:33
With its spectacular relief, North Carolina is an exceptional choice to make for this long-awaited Monday. The Great Smokey Mountains National Park and its highest point, Clingman's Dome at 6,643 feet. can offer a breathtaking sight of the surrounding landscape along with the play of the lights and shadows that will be part of the total eclipse. Besides the beauty of North Carolina’s nature and its phenomenal relief, this state also offers a very long duration of the eclipse. Andrews, the city located on the center line of the path, will enjoy 2 minutes and 39 seconds of totality, and Franklin will last 2 minutes and 30 seconds for the celestial show.
The solar eclipse will travel across the
skies of North Carolina for 16 minutes. The
path is only 42 miles long and 71.5 miles wide. One of the most spectacular
sights created by nature will leave the state of North Carolina behind at 2:49
PM, EDT, and continue its path across South Carolina – towards its end above
the Atlantic Ocean.