Total Eclipse of the Heart

Today we make history in Charleston as millions of people view the solar eclipse in the path of totality.  From Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen.

Even though the total eclipse will be 2 minutes – from 2:46 – 2:48pm, the effects will last for hours before and after.  Safety 1st when it comes to these solar events, that’s why I bought my glasses for me and my family months before just in cases they sold out.  Be sure your “eclipse glasses”have the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard printed on them.  I know everyone will want to document this epic day but looking at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device isn’t safe with or without the glasses.

The last total solar eclipse viewed from the United States was on Feb. 26, 1979 whose path passed through the northwestern U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota.   I’m so grateful I didn’t have to do any traveling for this monumental day, and I can spend it watching in the comforts my neighborhood in James Island with my family.

Lace up crop cropped t-shirt $36 by Cotton Candy LA, Jeans by Wish List $52 from House of Sage //Alesso cuffs $150 each, Lueur earrings $75 by Elizabeth & James, Industrial finish 5 stack rings $275, Industrial finish caged ring $155, Pave arrow pendant necklace $125 by Freida Rothman all from Croghan’s Jewel Box // York sandals by Sam Edelman $82.95 from Amazon

Photography by Clifford Pate

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