Spartanburg to be shrouded in darkness by solar eclipse

August 1, 2017 by  

A solar eclipse will be coming to the United States later this month and Spartanburg will be in the path of a total eclipse, where the moon will completely block the sun so that it will appear as though nighttime has descended on the area.

Law enforcement and emergency officials are preparing for the event, treating it as a holiday as they expect some potential safety hazards, changed school calendars, and many more tourists.

Various events will be held in conjunction with this astronomical phenomenon. There will be a Solar Eclipse Camp at the Spartanburg Science Center for children from 6 to 11 years old. Science Center instructors will provide lessons about the eclipse and the solar system.

Branches of the Spartanburg County Public Library will each hold eclipse-viewing events where safety glasses will be given out. In nearby Greer, Greer City Park will host the Great American Eclipse from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. There will be food trucks, inflatables with space themes, and live entertainment and the first 1,000 people at the park will get free eclipse glasses.

Print companies can be hired to create various materials that these organizations can use to promote their events, and city and town officials can use them to highlight how to remain safe during the eclipse, which will take place on Monday, August 21, shortly after 2:30 pm.