Live blog: Eclipse 2017
On Monday, the sun will disappear — for a short time — across the Piedmont Triad.
For a brief moment, day will turn to night, or almost, depending on where you are.
FOX8 has crews across the Piedmont and beyond, from Winston-Salem to the Greensboro Grasshoppers game to Columbia, South Carolina.
FOX8 will also have special on-air coverage of the eclipse beginning at 2 p.m. We will be live from the Greensboro Science Center.
We will also be livestreaming our on-air coverage, as well as the eclipse, on www.myfox8.com.
Follow along with our live blog for all things eclipse happening today.
The live blog has ended. Thanks to everyone who joined us!
Eclipse in Randleman (photo sent by Kathy Jones)
Burlington Christian Academy students Evan and Addie
Jeffries in Browns Summit.
Eclipse at Wake Forest football practice
Clouds and rain break in time for us to notice a darker sky. Could not see the sun from our location. Greensboro Science Center.
— Van Denton (@VanFOX8Weather) August 21, 2017
Neill, Katie and Van during our eclipse special
Outside the Greensboro Science Center.
Staff from First Presbyterian Church Greensboro preparing for the eclipse at the Greensboro Grasshoppers game
The essential eclipse snack has arrived to the FOX8 newsroom!
More from the Greensboro Science Center, where hundreds of people have turned out to watch the eclipse
FOX8’s Nelson Kepley sent us this pic from the Greensboro Science Center, where activities are underway
The crowd is building at the High Point Library, shown in this pic by FOX8’s Grant Gilliard.
Did you know? NASA has said as many as 1 million will descend on South Carolina, which will have the best viewing spots on the East Coast. That means we’ll likely see more than the 80,000 to 90,000 cars that on average drive through the major interstates in Guilford County every day.
In the Piedmont Triad, the eclipse begins at 1:12 p.m. with peak coverage at 2:41-2:43 p.m.
FOX8 will begin on-air coverage at 2 p.m. (the newscast and eclipse will also both be live-streamed at myfox8.com.
Did you know? In Greensboro, the eclipse will be at 93.76 percent so it will seem almost total.
We want your photos! Out and about today to see the eclipse? We want to see your pics! Please sent them to firstname.lastname@example.org – you may end up on the web or on-air.
Did you know? Today is the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse’s path will cover the entire United States.
Here are some fun places in the Triad to watch the solar eclipse.
Here’s the exact time the eclipse will be in each Piedmont Triad city
See how the eclipse will look from anywhere in the U.S. here.
About half of Americans have plans to watch the eclipse of the sun happening across the United States today. That figure climbs to 60% among those who live in states touched by the “zone of totality,” where the moon will completely block the sun’s light in the middle of Monday’s solar spectacle.
No glasses? No problem! Other viewing options for the solar eclipse: