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We Are Giving Our Clients FREE Solar Eclipse Glasses For The Great American Eclipse
Friends and clients,
On Monday, August 21st, there will be a solar eclipse aka THE GREAT AMERICAN SOLAR ECLIPSE. This total solar eclipse is the first to cross the entirety of the United States since 1918. The eclipse starts locally at 1:15 p.m. and reaches its maximum here at 2:45 p.m.before ending at 4:09 p.m. Savannah is expected, weather permitting, to experience about 97% coverage of the sun.
Just FYI the last total solar eclipse took place on February 26th, 1979!!!
Eclipses occur when the sun and the moon are the exact same angular size. The sun is 400 times wider than the moon and 400 times further away, so this is an extremely rare occurrence.
We are very excited for the eclipse and wanted to share a few safety tips for those of you who plan to view it.
The eclipse will darken skies west to east beginning from Lincoln Beach, OR at about 9:05 a.m, and travel across the country to our neighbors just north of us in Charleston, South Carolina where they will experience a total Solare eclipse! The total solar eclipse will take about an hour and a half to complete.
Totality occurs when the sun’s disk is completely covered by the moon, which is the only time to view the eclipse safely with the naked eye. You cannot look at a partial eclipse without proper eye protection, even if you are outside the path of totality.
Make sure that you have the proper safety equipment, such as certified eclipse glasses, if you plan on viewing the eclipse. For more safety tips, you can see what NASA has to say here.
The path of totality is only about 70 miles wide, and the longest period of viewing time will be two minutes and 40 seconds. Savannah & Tybee Island will experience a 97% Solar Eclipse!
This is a truly unique and exciting event.
Because of this, we will be giving away a FREE pair of certified eclipse glasses to our clients TONIGHT! To take advantage, come enjoy our free Family Movie Night this Saturday (August 19th) at Memorial Park—which is located at behind the YMCA between Jones Ave & Butler Ave. The picnic will start at 7:30PM!
At 8:45 p.m. there will be a showing of the 2016 new movie “Lost & Found”. Be sure to show up early so you can grab a seat, call in take out from one of our local Tybee restaurants or set up your picnic area.
You can register for the event here, and you can view the trailer above in this email!
If you think you can just wait to catch the next solar eclipse, keep in mind that calculations show it will take around 1,000 years for every state in the Lower 48 to be able to view a total solar eclipse.
If you have any other questions about the eclipse or if you would like some recommendations on where to go in Savannah or on Tybee Island, just give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you.
Have a great day and stay safe out there!
Meet Jenny Rutherford Jenny Rutherford Real Estate, LLC. Where did you grow up? I grew up on a farm at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. I've lived in several states, including Virgi....
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