Americans are being treated to a spectacular show in the sky Monday… a total solar eclipse. Fox News senior correspondent Adam Housley has more from Clemson, South Carolina, one of the cities that’s getting a great view.
It’s been quite the buildup and non-stop excitement across the country for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the US in nearly a century. One of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights — a total solar eclipse.
Coast to coast, millions of Americans witnessed this spectacle along the path of totality.
Stretching through 14 states, stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.
But everyone in the US gets to see at least a part of this epic event.
“It’s a rare event on planet Earth.”
“Uh, it’s kind of crazy,”
“I’ve come thousands of miles to be here.”
“The moon is actually going to move in front of the sun and cast a shadow down on the earth. I mean, it’s really quite simple. And that shadow will be about a 70-mile strip of total darkness that’ll go across the United States.”
NASA estimates as many as one million visitors flock here to South Carolina from all over the world to view the eclipse, all looking to buy t-shirts, glasses, and of course, solar eclipse glasses.
“It’s a part of history. it’s memorabilia … the day Carolina went dark.”
“Sales have been up, restaurant have been packed, the eclipse merchandise is flying off the shelves.”
And in case you missed it, the next total solar eclipse in the US will be in 2024. So, you might want to mark your calendars now, and make sure you get in the right spot.
In Clemson, South Carolina, Adam Housley, Fox News.