The Total Solar Eclipse 2017 in Augusta GA

On August 21st, temperatures will suddenly drop and the stars will appear during the daytime as darkness falls across the area and a total solar eclipse makes its way across the continental United States for the first time since 1918. Astronomers are calling it the Great American Eclipse.

For the novice sky-watcher or nature lover, a total eclipse presents a rare opportunity to witness a cosmic phenomenon in our day-night rhythm.

Viewers in Augusta, Ga will glimpse the eclipse at 90% - but less than 90 minutes from Augusta in Columbia, SC viewers can catch the total eclipse. Spend the weekend at eclipse related events like Celestial Observations House Tours at Redcliffe Plantation and Dark Shadows planetarium show at Dupont Planetarium or explore Augusta's River Region and find the perfect spot to view the eclipse or drive up the day of the event to view it in totality.

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Find places to stay in Augusta and other family-friendly things to do in the area below.

Downtown Augusta Skyline

Places To Stay

When you’ve been sightseeing all day, we want you to come back to a place where you can relax. Augusta is home to several modern chain hotels with all the conveniences you want. Or you can opt for a historic inn with all the Southern charm we’re known for.

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Explore Augusta's River Region

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