A total solar eclipse took place on Aug. 21, 2017, and parts of North Carolina were in the path of totality. Check out photos and articles from the special event.


  • This solar eclipse was the first one the continental U.S. has seen in 38 years.
  • The first city to experience this eclipse in the continental U.S. was Government Point, Oregon, at 10:15 a.m. (PDT).
  • Of large U.S. cities, Nashville had the best view of the total eclipse.
  • Feeling a 10 to 15 degree drop during the eclipse is not unusual. Also nature tends to quiet down while it's taking place.
  • The next solar eclipse for the continental U.S. will take place on April 8, 2024.After that, it’ll be 20 years until the next one on Aug. 23, 2044.
  • For this eclipse, places on the center line were the best locations to view the eclipse from. The center line crossed through states including Oregon, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Idaho, North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • Information from astronomy.com



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