Total Solar Eclipse

Will Solar Eclipse Myths Reappear?

A look into the cultural astronomy behind a solar eclipse.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– We know the science behind an eclipse: the moon comes in front of the sun. However, some cultures used to believe it was a bad omen. “Something ate the sun! Maybe the Vikings’ sky wolves, or in Chinese mythology it involves a dragon eating the sun. Mayans, a giant serpent, or the Choctaw Indians– a black squirrel….

Total Solar Eclipse Countdown: One Month

Astronomers say Columbia will experience the event for more than two minutes.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – In just one month the Midlands will be the place to be for one of the most anticipated celestial events in decades. There will be a total solar eclipse on August 21 and astronomers say Columbia will experience the event for more than two minutes. That’s among the longest in the country. The Columbia Visitor’s Bureau…

Great tool for tracking the Eclipse

In less than 2 months, on August 21st, a total solar eclipse will cross the US from Oregon to South Carolina. And it’s going to pass right over the Midlands. If you’re curious about exactly where the eclipse will pass and just how long, check this out. Xavier Jubier has created an interactive map that allows you to search…

Blowfish Announce 2017 Season Dedicated To The Total Eclipse Of 2017

Lexington County, S.C. (Blowfish) – The Lexington County Blowfish announced today their 2017 season-long campaign to promote the first transcontinental Total Eclipse in 99 years and the once of a lifetime view from Lexington County, S.C. for the August event. On August 21st at 2:41 pm the “Centerline” of the path of totality of the eclipse will cut through the…