How to View the Solar Eclipse in Pawleys Island
Posted by LRE Team | Thursday, July 13, 2017

There is a lot of buzz going on about the upcoming solar eclipse- especially in the Lowcountry. But what exactly is the Solar Eclipse? Why is it a “can’t miss” phenomenon? More importantly, why should you definitely be in the Litchfield/Pawleys Island area to view it? Well lets start with the basics…….

What is the solar eclipse?

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds.

Why you can’t miss it...

The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979

Why Pawleys Island is where you should be...

Why is our area the place you want to be? Pawleys Island and the surrounding areas fall within the “path of totality” giving us some of the best views of the eclipse in the nation. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere, the corona,  can be seen. If you live or are staying anywhere  in our viewing area, Pawleys Island, at least 96% of the sun will be blocked by the moon. If you want to see totality (100%), you don't have to go far at all. It is a quick drive to McClellanville where there will be 100% totality.

For exact times and how much of the sun will be covered where you live, check out this site.

What you will need:

First, if you do not live in the area, you will need a place to stay. We still have rentals available so be sure to check out our website:! We would love to have you for this once in a lifetime event.

Second, but also VERY important, in order to view the eclipse you MUST wear protective eyewear. There are glasses specifically made for viewing the eclipse. Feel free to check those out at:

We will be celebrating all day with friends on the beach. How will you be celebrating?

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