The Department of Physics and Astronomy at GSU would like to thank everyone who came to our Solar Eclipse viewing stations in both Atlanta and Rabun County. We had over 1,00 visitors to the GSU viewing station and 10,000 visitors to the Rabun County viewing station at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Approximately 40 minutes before totality, the Rabun Gap station was covered in clouds. The clouds parted with only 3 minutes to the start of totality. We were very fortunate as Rabun County holds the record of rainiest county in Georgia!
The following gallery features images from the Rabun County viewing station.
The following gallery features images from the Atlanta viewing station.
GSU graduate student Clay Turner took the following two images during and just after totality from his vantage point in South Carolina. The image on the right is known as the Diamond Ring Effect.
Prior to the eclipse scientists at Predictive Science Inc created a Solar Corona prediction. CESSI, a collaboration of Indian and UK astronomers also predicted the appearance of the Corona. These two predications are shown below; compare them with the image above of the actual eclipse.
If you missed this solar eclipse, the next chance to view a total solar eclipse in the United States is in 2024. Learn more information here.