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This might be your first—and last—chance to see a total solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, the CSRA will experience a total solar eclipse. Well, sort of.

The actual path of totality—the point at which the moon’s shadow is darkest—will run through Columbia, S.C., some seventy miles away. If you want the full experience, that’s the place to be.

But should you make the trek? Absolutely, says Dr. Joseph Newton, director of the Nuclear Science Program at Augusta University. Watch the video to find out why.


Want to learn even more about eclipses? Do you need eclipse glasses?

Visit the Jagwire Solar Eclipse special section for articles on the science and history of these rare events. Then join the College of Science and Mathematics for two free community events and pick up your eclipse glasses at the Solar Eclipse Symposium on Friday and a Solar Eclipse Celebration on Monday.

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Nick Garrett

Nick Garrett is a communications coordinator in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him at 706-446-4802 or