Solar Eclipse Event of 2017

Today (May 13th, 2017) marks 100 days until the solar eclipse event of 2017 that will occur on Monday, August 21st.  While solar eclipses happen often, this will be the first time in 26 years that a total solar eclipse will occur over the United States.  This particular eclipse will cut right across the US including a large portion of Western North Carolina and much of South Carolina creating unprecedented viewing opportunities.  Where are the best viewing spots?  There are going to be many as the path of totality, the eclipse shadow, passes generously over a wide area of the Carolina’s just after 2pm.  Since the event is occurring on a Monday, you can makes plans for an epic weekend of adventure that is crowned with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of viewing one of the most beautiful sites – a full and complete total solar eclipse.

HD Carolina has all of the tools you need to plan for this unique event.  The “Maps” section of our website will show you the path of the eclipse along with all of the attractions that will be in and around the shadow.  Don’t forget that we also provide real-time weather data along with forecasts for each destination on our website. This makes it very easy for you to pick the best viewing location along with travel plans for your visit to the Carolina’s before, during and after the eclipse creating that perfect weekend structured around the “Great American Eclipse”.  Be sure to make your plans early as this event is a huge draw for many tourists, both domestic and international.  Parts of the Carolina’s are in the path of totality making it a great destination with some of the best viewing locations in the United States.  Be prepared with glasses or make your own pin-hole viewer.

I am the co-founder of HD Carolina. I also started several other service based companies in North Carolina. I am also a musician, photographer, wine geek (WSET Level 2 in Wines Certified with distinction), computer nerd, and lover of all things cool. Most importantly, however, I am a husband, father, and very proud (newly minted) grandfather.

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