At 2:41 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, viewers in the greater Columbia, S.C., area will experience the longest total solar eclipse on the East Coast. Columbia is the third largest city in the U.S. to be on the center line of totality and will experience 2 minutes and 36 seconds of darkness in the middle of the afternoon. To learn more about experiencing the upcoming eclipse in South Carolina, please view our Total Solar Eclipse 2017 resource guide.
The South Carolina State Library is pleased to promote safe viewing practices for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse by providing FREE ISO certified solar glasses to SC residents, beginning Monday June 26, 2017.
To receive your free eclipse glasses, please visit the Library at 1500 Senate Street in downtown Columbia during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Limit two per individual. For more information, call 803-734-8026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org