Total solar eclipse makes last trip through the US on the coast of South Carolina

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Total solar eclipse makes last trip through the US on the coast of South Carolina

The moment that the nation has been waiting for has arrived − the total solar eclipse has hit its first U.S. city. 

At  10:15 a.m. PDT, the total solar eclipse drifted through the beach area between Lincoln City, Oregon, and Newport, Oregon. 

10:17 A.M. PDT

Spectators in Madras, Oregon, one of the clearest points in the area, were in awe of the likely singular sight of complete obstruction of the sun. 

Emmie Johnson recorded the moments right before the total solar eclipse:


Then, 10 minutes later, the temperature dropped significantly and the sky literally went from day to night for Johnson and onlookers in Oregon.



11:37 A.M. MDT

At approximately 11:35 a.m. MDT, expectant eclipse watchers got their wish near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Grand Teton National Park. 

Holy. That was amazing. #eclipse

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1:02 P.M. CDT

At the Northeastern edge of Lincoln, Nebraska, several folks have gathered awaiting the complete eclipse of the sun.


One viewer caught the complete obstruction of the sun there.

Shot from the ground during the eclipse! Wow!

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Pretty cool! #solareclipse2017

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1:06 P.M. CDT

The eclipse is picking up steam and has made its way to parts of Missouri.

This shot was taking in St. Joseph, Missouri, at 1:09 p.m. CDT.

Eclipse totality!!!

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1:19 P.M. CDT

The eclipse’s path is coming through Illinois and almost imemdiately will hit Kentucky.

Almost to totality!

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  A Kentucky eclipse watcher brought a little humor to the ominous eclipsing moment in Paducah, Kentucky.

Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband, cause they're eclipsing everybody out here.

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1:27 P.M. CDT

The total solar eclipse is passing through the largest U.S. city to see the complete eclipse − Nashville.


Feels about 3 degrees cooler here too!

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2:35 P.M. EDT 

Clayton, Georgia, one of the clearest views of the total solar eclipse,  is just beginning to see signs of the eclipse.

It's happening and it's amazing! #solareclipse2017 #orangeandorangeinteriordesigns

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2:46 p.m. EDT

In Charleston, South Carolina, the typically sunny tourist area turned nearly pitch-black around 2:45 p.m.

The clouds parted for this beauty #solareclipse2017

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2:49 P.M. EDT

The spellbinding total solar eclipse has made its final journey through America in McClellanville, South Carolina. Viewers watching from the long, isolated beach reveled in the once-in-a-lifetime sight.

Midnight sun, won't you come - last spot to see the eclipse in the US #apoceclipse #mcclellanville #northpoint

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Tens of millions of people witnessed the eclipse’s glide through 14 states over the last two-and-half hours.

Check back at AJC.com for more updates and reactions to the Great American Solar Eclipse.

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