The Incredible Moment When North Carolina Will Go Dark That Will Go Down In History

We’re a little over a month away from the ‘National Eclipse’ on August 21st, which will transform the daytime sky to pure darkness, viewable in 14 states from Portland to Charleston. Since 1918, it will be the first time since a full solar eclipse has traveled from coast to coast and since 1776, the first time a full solar eclipse was visible to only the United States, hence the name, National Eclipse. While we have sometime before the eclipse to plan when and where to view it, North Carolina promises some amazing destinations.

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:

Gorges State Park plans to go all out for the eclipse, with live music, food trucks, and plenty of educational activities prior to this amazing natural event. For more information, click here.

From east to west coast, the National Eclipse is promised to be one of the most spectacular natural events viewed in our history…just don’t forget your eclipse glasses!

Where are you planning to view the eclipse?