Total Solar Eclipse Countdown

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The countdown is on for the Total Solar Eclipse August 21. The Midlands will be at the epicenter of the event.

On the date, the moon will completely cover the sun, leaving the entire State in complete darkness for more than 2 minutes.

The best seat in the house is in Columbia where the center line of totality is set to appear at 2:41PM.

The Columbia Visitors Bureau says they expect hundreds of thousands to descend on the Capital City for the event.

Count on ABC Columbia for your Eclipse Coverage, we will air a live special edition of ABC Columbia News on Monday, August 21 during the Total Solar Eclipse.

Click on the links for information as people descend to areas to view the path of totality for the big event.

REMEMBER: Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection

Grab the family and head to these City of Columbia Total Eclipse events

ABC Columbia Special Eclipse Coverage