See the Dark Moon Rise Over Georgetown – 2017 Eclipse
You can also view Eclipse Day information as well as places to Eat, Play and Stay on the City’s rTown App.
AUGUST 21, 2017
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
TIMES FOR GEORGETOWN, SC
START OF PARTIAL ECLIPSE- 1:17pm (EDT)
START OF TOTAL ECLIPSE- 2:46pm (EDT)
MAXIMUM ECLIPSE- 2:47pm (EDT)
END OF TOTAL ECLIPSE – 2:48pm (EDT)
END OF PARTIAL ECLIPSE – 4:09pm (EDT)
VIEWING LOCATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN
Visitors should bring chairs, blankets and water to viewing sites.
EAST BAY PARK – FRONT STREET / GREENWICH DRIVE & EAST BAY STREET
MORGAN PARK – 401 GREENWICH DRIVE
FRANCIS MARION PARK – 801 FRONT STREET
HARBORWALK – 735 FRONT STREET (STANDING ONLY -NO CHAIRS OR BLANKETS ON HARBORWALK)
*PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN BRINGING PETS TO VIEWING LOCATIONS AS THERE WILL BE LIMITED SPACE
NO ALCHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE PERMITTED IN ANY PARKS
HYDRATION & COOLING STATIONS – PROVIDED BY GEORGETOWN CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
FRANCIS MARION PARK
EAST BAY PARK
*Although there will be hydration stations, visitors should plan to bring a water supply of their own in case of extreme heat.
TRANSPORTATION TO ECLIPSE VIEWING LOCATIONS
UPDATE : Two buses will run from Georgetown High School/Georgetown Middle School located at 2400 Anthuan Maybank Drive to the intersection of Broad and Prince Street for drop off and pick up, then will ride around to East Bay Park for pick-up or drop off. Two buses will also run from the Hampton Inn, Quality Inn and Baymont Inn & Suites to the intersection of Broad and Prince Street for drop off and pick up, then will ride around to East Bay Park for pick-up or drop off and then back to the hotels.
This will be a continuous service from 9:00am until 7:00pm. Last Pick up will be at 7:00pm.
MAJOR EVENT PARKING WILL BE IN EFFECT ON AUGUST 21, 2017
Please review the Eclipse map below for information on parking, hydration stations and bathrooms.
FRONT STREET WILL BE CLOSED FROM SCREVEN TO ORANGE STREET FROM 12:30-4:30PM
PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN PARKING ON FRONT STREET BETWEEN SCREVEN & ORANGE STREET PRIOR TO 12:30PM, AS ANY PARKED VEHICLE IN THIS SECTION OF FRONT STREET WILL BE BLOCKED IN UNTIL THE ROAD REOPENS AT 4:30PM.
ECLIPSE PATH OF TOTALITY
VIEWING GLASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR PICK UP STARTING THURSDAY, AUGUST 17th. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE – 4 GLASSES PER HOUSEHOLD
CITY HALL – 1134 N. FRASER STREET
FIRE DEPARTMENT – 1405 PRINCE STREET
POLICE DEPARTMENT – 2222 HIGHMARKET STREET*The City is not responsible for providing glasses to all citizens & visitors. There will be a finite amount given out. Citizens & visitors should be prepared with glasses of their own in case they are unable to attain any from the City and Businesses of Georgetown.
ECLIPSE EVENTS AROUND TOWN
- August 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.: Dr. Jeannette M. Myers, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Francis Marion University – 2 programs (10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) for children at Georgetown Library and Andrews Branch Library called “Solar Eclipse Fun for Kids” and 1 evening program (6 – 7 p.m.) for adults at Georgetown Library entitled “Preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse”
- August 9, 2017, 5 p.m.: Mr. Ron Revere, Teaching Assistant, Coastal Carolina University – “The Solar Eclipse and Safety” – Waccamaw Neck Branch Library
- August 20, 2017, 6 p.m.: Dr. Louis J. Rubbo, Coastal Carolina University, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics – evening program (6 – 7 p.m.) – “In the Moon’s Shadow: The Strange and Rare Occurrence of Solar Eclipses” – Strand Theater- FREE
- August 21, 2017, Time TBA: Dr. Louis J. Rubbo, Coastal Carolina University, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics – “Ask the Astronomer about the Solar Eclipse” – Francis Marion Park-
OTHER ECLIPSE RESOURCES