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The High South Home of the 2017 Total Eclipse!

The High South is one of the few areas in North Carolina where visitors and residents can experience this extremely rare event* - a total solar eclipse! Thie Cashiers - Sapphire Valley area of North Carolina  is in the direct path of totality, as it is known, and very close to the center line, or area of longest duration!

NASA Interactive App!

Launch Eclipse 2017 Interactive

In this interactive, web-based 3D simulation, you can click anywhere on the Earth to preview your view of the August 21st, 2017 total eclipse. This will work in the web browser on your desktop, laptop, as well as newer tablets and phones, either in iOS or Android! (See the list below for details.) Just launch the website, click “Enter,” and away you go!

Be sure to scroll down this page for more about this interactive map, more videos, maps, and information about local events!

Once you enter the site...

Once you enter the site, first see the Earth, with the shadow of the moon on it. The largest circle is the part of the moon’s shadow called the penumbra, which will partially block the sun. The tiniest circle along the thin line in the center is called the umbra, and it is the only location where you can see a total eclipse of the sun. Click and drag on the Earth to move it around, or zoom in with your mouse to get close to the surface. You can simply click on any location to see an inset of the sun, and it will show how much the moon will block it during the eclipse. You can click and drag inside the inset window to change the time, or use the vertical time bar on the right side of the screen to go forward and backward over the three hour and twelve minute time frame that the eclipse happens in North America.

You can click on the “plus” button at the bottom of the screen and type in any city you want, and add it to the list of cities, like adding a bookmark. Then you can easily switch between various locations. The simulation is pre-loaded with the views for Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Next to the cities list is an icon of the Earth. Click on it to select alternate views, like the perspective from behind the far side of the moon, or have a look at the entire Earth/Moon/Sun system over two years to see why eclipses don’t happen frequently.

A total eclipse of the sun is one of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena in the world, so be sure to make your plans to see it well in advance!

REMEMBER: DO NOT look directly at the sun during the eclipse without proper solar filters! You could severely damage your eyes.

2017
Total Eclipse
of the Sun

Sapphire Valley Resort is one of the few areas in North Carolina where visitors and residents can experience this extremely rare event* - a total solar eclipse! Sapphire Valley is in the direct path of totality, as it is known, and very close to the center line, or area of longest duration!

2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun

On August 21, 2017, our Day of Totality will start just after 1PM when the moon will start blocking the sun and shadow cast by it will move over Sapphire Valley Resort! Everyone on the Resort will be able to experience this amazing event including over 2 minutes of complete darkness.

At the period of totality, the moon will move fully in front of the sun, casting a shadow across the Resort. The resort area will turn dark, the air will cool, and if planets and stars are in the sky they may be visible! Time tables predict totality with last 2 minutes and 18 seconds – an amazing amount of time to be in dark in the middle of the day!

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Sapphire Valley Events

Schedule:

Friday, August 18, 2017 -
Concert - on the Resort or at The Village Green - Confirmed (6-7PM Start)

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
Arts and Craft Show - Confirmed (10AM - 4PM)

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
Arts and Craft Show - Confirmed (10AM - 4PM)

Monday - Day of Totality - Baldaroo Music Festival - Tentative

​ - Special Events on the Resort's Athletic Field, at the Fairfield Lake Boat Docks and Old Inn Site

Cashiers NC Total Eclipse Events

In Cashiers, The Village Green hosts a day of festivities and solar eclipse viewing “Eclipse Festival” on August 21 to celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse.

Visitors can try several local food trucks such as Glenville’s own Flip & Whip, enjoy beer by The Ugly Dog Public House and Satulah Mountain Brewing, and sweet treats and ice cream from Cream & Flutter. A live music performance by Coconut Groove, a 60’s/70’s cover band, will entertain guests throughout the day.

The Village Green Gazebo hosts subject matter expert presentations surrounding the Solar Eclipse. Visitors will have access to viewing equipment such as a solar scope and telescope, and all that are watching the eclipse will be given viewing glasses. Commemorative t-shirts will be available for sale to remember this once-in-a-lifetime event. ( Content: DiscoverJacksonNC.com)

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