Total Solar Eclipse

Safely Watching the Eclipse

With the total solar eclipse coming up in just 2 weeks, it’s very important that you know what you need to keep your eyes safe while looking at the eclipse. Sunglasses will offer no protection from the damaging rays from the sun. If anything, sunglasses can make things worse. That’s because the shade from the sunglasses causes your pupils to…

Total Solar Eclipse Countdown

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The countdown is on for the Total Solar Eclipse August 21. The Midlands will be at the epicenter of the event. On the date, the moon will completely cover the sun, leaving the entire State in complete darkness for more than 2 minutes. The best seat in the house is in Columbia where the center line of…

City Announces Parking Options for Solar Eclipse Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – As the state prepares to welcome upwards of one million people come solar eclipse weekend, the City of Columbia has released its plan for parking downtown. The parking services division says Saturday, August 19 through Monday, August 21, this is what you can expect: Parking decks: Washington Street Deck, Taylor Street Deck, Lady Street Deck, Park…

Public Safety Officials Give Driving Tips For Solar Eclipse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – South Carolina Public Safety Officials are giving out tips like “Don’t look at the sun while driving.” Emergency officials say that might seem like common sense, but the August 21 eclipse will be so extraordinary and historic, people might forget even the most basic safety rules. Transportation officials say they will put messages like “Don’t look up…

State Agencies Discuss Solar Eclipse Plans

State agencies are mapping out a plan to ensure you are safe during this historical event.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– South Carolina will be the epicenter of the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.   “We’re always prepared to deal with disasters and things like that throughout the state, but this is going to be a fun event,” MG Robert Livingston said, the S.C. Adjutant General.   While state departments like Highway Patrol, the Department of Natural Resources,…

Grab the family and head to these City of Columbia total eclipse events

Schedule   Shady Tree I.D. | Saturday, August 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Riverfront Park, 4122 River Dr. Take a walk with a ranger to learn about trees under the canopy of our floodplain forest. Meet at the Riverfront Park’s north parking lot, 4122 River Dr. One City, Two Canals & Three Rivers | Saturday, August 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St. Walk with…

Will Muschamp doesn’t need your solar eclipse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The solar eclipse is a pretty big deal. Approximated by scientists to happen once every 18 months, this year’s eclipse will happen on August 21st and be visible from Columbia. What else is happening on August 21st? The Gamecocks open practice to the public for the only time this preseason, but Will Muschamp says he didn’t…

“Seeing” the Total Solar Eclipse for the Visually Impaired

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WOLO) – There’s something for everyone during the once in a lifetime event marked on thousands of calendars this August 21. The total solar eclipse will span across the nation that day and for those who are visually impaired there’s now a unique way to experience the eclipse as well. Categories: Local News, News, Total Solar Eclipse Tags:…

Total Solar Eclipse Countdown

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The countdown is on for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, and Columbia is in the epicenter of the historical event. On the date, the moon will completely cover the sun, leaving the entire State in complete darkness for more than 2 minutes. Even better, the best seat in the house is in Columbia where the…

The Eclipse is Coming

What is being termed a “once in a generation” event is coming to Columbia. And most of us won’t even need to leave our houses to get a front-row seat. The event? A Total Solar Eclipse. Yes this is very exciting! Here are a few things that want to know. The exact time when the moon will cover up the…