The Incredible Moment When Georgia Will Go Dark That Will Go Down In History
August 21, 2017 is a big day in history. The sun, moon, and Earth will all be lined up, with the moon directly between the other two. This is what is called a total solar eclipse, and we are less than two months away from one of the most incredible astrological moments in our history. There hasn’t been a total solar eclipse in the continental United States in almost 40 years, and in fact, the last time there was a coast-to-coast path for a total solar eclipse was in 1918.
But here’s an even better part of this magic–parts of Northeast Georgia will fall directly in the path of the full solar eclipse. That’s right folks. Georgians are some of the VERY lucky few who have an opportunity to watch the total solar eclipse in a front row seat and we have the perfect place to see it all.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
The OutASight Total Eclipse Viewing Party will take place from 11am-4pm on August 21, 2017. The address for the viewing party is:
339 Nacoochee Drive, Rabun County, GA 30568
Make sure to tag us on Instagram @only_in_georgia with all of your total solar eclipse party pictures!
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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