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Eclipse 2017 - The Great American Eclipse

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A map of time of totality for western North Carolina.
The Smoky Mountains Eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a total solar eclipse from the beauty atop of Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

This event will feature guest speaker scientists from around the world, Cherokee storytelling regarding the cultural significance of Clingmans Dome and the solar eclipse, interpretative dance and musical performances; all of which will be streamed live by the NASA 360 team.

More information about the Park's event can be found at their website.
This is a ticketed event and tickets may be purchased here. SOLD OUT!
(BUT CHECK BACK IN CASE THERE ARE ANY CANCELLATIONS.)


However, please visit the community sites listed below as there is still plenty of opportunities to view the eclipse in our beautiful mountains!
 

  • For official NASA Safety guidelines, as well as a plethora of information regarding eclipse events, please visit the NASA website.
  • For more information regarding events in Jackson County, please visit the Jackson County tourism page.
  • For more information regarding events in Macon County, please visit the Franklin Chamber of Commerce page.
  • For more information regarding events on the Qualla Boundary, please visit the Cherokee tourism page.
  • For more information regarding events in Swain County, please visit the Swain County Chamber of Commerce page.
  • Earth to Sky is producing a series of webinars where you can learn more about the eclipse and how to interpret what you are viewing.  This is an excellent, FREE resource for formal and informal educators alike.  It does require you to register for the site to access the content but the registration is free and short.
  • The 2017 Eclipse page for the American Astronomical Society.


Total Solar Eclipse in Svalbard, Norway.
Credit: S. Habbal, M. Druckmüller and P. Aniol
Total eclipse image taken Mar. 20, 2015 at Svalbard, Norway.
 

The material contained in this document is based upon work supported by NASA under grant award No. NNH15ZDA004C. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.