2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is just a week away! Checkout which Sundance Vacations resorts will have the best views!

Its been 38 years since the last solar eclipse happened in America, but 99 years since the last total solar eclipse, and on August 21, 2017 it will happen again! A total eclipse is when the moon completely blocks out the sun, and stretches of the United States will be in complete darkness as the moon casts its shadow. During an eclipse like this, the temperature drops, light takes on a spooky filtered effect, and the corona of the sun is visible as a spectacular aura around the moon, but just for a moment.

Before we get into the list, it’s important that you know you must have protective eye-wear to view an eclipse safely! A lot of people are probably wondering what the big deal is about wearing special protective glasses and not just normal sunglasses. Well, the reason is because looking directly at the sun is unsafe, except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse. When the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality. It only takes 30 to 60 seconds of staring at the eclipse to cause retinal damage. Since it is painless, a lot of the time people don’t realize the damage happened until they have problems with their vision.

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. Make sure to refer to the American Astronomical Society Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers page for a list of manufacturers and authorized dealers of eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard for such products.

Sundance Vacations property locations with the best views of the solar eclipse and how long they will be able to experience it!

Sundance Vacations Solar Eclipse

Heber City, Utah
Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes, 33 seconds
Partial begins: Aug 21 at 10:13:59 am
Maximum: Aug 21 at 11:33:49 am
Partial ends: Aug 21 at 12:59:32 pm

Teton Mountains, Idaho
Duration: 2 hours, 39 minutes, 32 seconds
Partial begins: Aug 21 at 10:10:34 am
Maximum: Aug 21 at 11:27:13 am
Partial ends: Aug 21 at 12:50:06 pm

Winter ParkColorado
Duration: 2 hours, 50 minutes, 30 seconds
Partial begins: Aug 21 at 10:21:03 am
Maximum: Aug 21 at 11:44:06 am
Partial ends: Aug 21 at 1:11:33 pm

Branson, Missouri
Duration: 2 hours, 57 minutes, 9 seconds
Partial begins: Aug 21 at 11:44:51 am
Maximum: Aug 21 at 1:14:08 pm
Partial ends: Aug 21 at 2:42:00 pm

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Duration: 2 hours, 58 minutes, 33 seconds
Partial begins: Aug 21 at 11:47:54 am
Maximum: Aug 21 at 1:18:17 pm
Partial ends: Aug 21 at 2:46:27 pm

Salt Creek Golf Retreat in NashvilleIndiana
Duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes, 47 seconds
Partial begins: Aug 21 at 12:57:20 pm
Maximum: Aug 21 at 2:25:02 pm
Partial ends: Aug 21 at 3:49:07 pm

Sevierville and Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Duration: 2 hours, 53 minutes, 49 seconds
Partial begins: Aug 21 at 1:04:53 pm
Maximum: Aug 21 at 2:34:26 pm
Partial ends: Aug 21 at 3:58:42 pm

Sea and Breeze Beach Club in Tybee Island, Georgia
Duration: 2 hours, 54 minutes, 14 seconds
Partial begins: Aug 21 at 1:15:48 pm
Maximum: Aug 21 at 2:46:35 pm
Partial ends: Aug 21 at 4:10:02 pm

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes, 21 seconds
Partial begins: Aug 21 at 1:18:19 pm
Maximum: Aug 21 at 2:47:39 pm
Partial ends: Aug 21 at 4:09:40 pm

This will be the biggest astronomical event America has seen in years, and will be watched by millions of people from within the path of totality and tens of millions more who are outside it! Make sure to pay attention to your surroundings whether you are watching the eclipse of not!

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Check out the full map and eclipse times here: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2017-august-21

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