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11 Amazing Places to See The Solar Eclipse in August

Fodor's Logo By Carrie Kirby of Fodor's | Slide 1 of 12: <p><strong>Where:</strong> South Carolina</p><p><strong>When:</strong> 2:46 p.m. Eastern Time.</p><p>This will be the last bit of the United States darkened by the eclipse. Are you brave enough to view the event from a <a href="http://coastalexpeditions.com/">stand-up paddle board</a>? More importantly, are you coordinated enough to keep your protective lenses on while you balance? If so, you might find yourself viewing the eclipse alongside a pod of dolphins off <a href="http://www.fodors.com/news/beaufort-south-carolina-1365">Bull Island</a>.</p><p>There is plenty of <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/south-carolina/charleston/hotels">lodging in Charleston</a>, at the southern edge of the eclipse area, and since the interlude of darkness won’t occur until afternoon, you’d have time to drive to a better spot after a leisurely breakfast. If you want to wake up right under the path of totality, the Francis Marion National Forest has a number of <a href="https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/scnfs/recreation/camping-cabins">first-come, first-served campsites</a>.</p><p><strong>Plan Your Trip</strong>: Visit <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/south-carolina">Fodor’s Guide to South Carolina</a></p>

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, casting a 170-mile arc of darkness across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina.

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