For Atlantans—both astronomically inclined and not— today is a big day for sky-gazing, as a total solar eclipse will occur, with North Georgia in the crosshairs of totality.
The National Weather Service has released a map with anticipated cloud cover across the country, and things are looking decent for Atlantans wanting to catch (protected) glimpses of the eclipse.
North Georgia towns in the path of totality have a good outlook, but the Weather Channel notes that “scattered patches of clouds” may hamper viewing during some parts of the eclipse in the Southeast.
For those who can’t make it to the path of totality, the city will still experience a show.
In Midtown, the eclipse will start just after 1 p.m., with the peak—about 97 percent coverage—at 2:36:42 p.m. The darkness will linger for another 90 minutes, with the eclipse finally ending just after 4 p.m.
So, grab your solar eclipse glasses and get outside! Happy eclipse watching, Atlanta.
- Total Eclipse Interactive Map [NASA]
- Solar Eclipse Weather Forecast: Will Clouds Block Your View? [Weather Channel]
- For the solar eclipse, eight Georgia places to catch the longest views, mapped [Curbed Atlanta]