The Great American Solar Eclipse Day

Ken AshfordScience & TechnologyLeave a Comment

Although I am not in the path of the 100% eclipse, we will have about 96% coverage here in Winston-Salem.  Almost no clouds as I write this at 11:40 a.m.

Around 1:15 p.m. Eastern time, the total solar eclipse will first reach Oregon’s coast. Then it will race for the next 90 or so minutes over 13 more states: Idaho, Montana (barely), Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa (hardly), Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and finally South Carolina.

At about 2:49 p.m. Eastern time in South Carolina, some lucky souls in the Palmetto State’s marshes could be the last on American soil to experience the total eclipse. Just after 4 p.m. Eastern, the partial eclipse will end and all of America will again be under the full August sun.

This is the NASA live feed:

And WaPo:

UPDATE 1:16 EST —  Picture of totality in Oregon

My pictures to follow…..

UPDATE at 1:52pm EST : …. or maybe not.  Clouds moved in fast.  I saw the beginning of it.

3:00pm EST — Clouds moved about 20 minutes before “totality” here.  A nice yellow tint bathed Winston-Salem:

People on top of Winston-Salem highrise watching eclipse