Total Solar Eclipse Experience

Joshua Colwell – Professor at the Physics Department

Location: Laurens, SC

Coordinates: 34° 29’ 34”N, 81° 58’ 53.4” W

Start time of totality: 2:39 PM (EDT)

Duration of totality: 2min 30s


“I tried to see the total eclipse of 1999 in France, but was clouded out. I was very anxious about the weather for this one, an event I had literally been looking forward to for 17 years. When we successfully saw the disk of the Sun blotted out by the Moon, the rarity of the event and the astronomical alignment necessary for this to happen was overwhelming.”


Video of experience: