Here’s what the solar eclipse will look like in the Charlotte area

CHARLOTTE — In just a few days, the sky will go dark in parts of the U.S. during a rare solar eclipse.

We’ve seen this phenomenon in the Carolinas before. In February 1979, the Charlotte area witnessed a partial eclipse. It was largely spoiled by cloud cover.


And many of us remember a total eclipse in 2017 that drew countless people outdoors to see the sun as a rare sliver.

The upcoming eclipse will happen on April 8.

Charlotte is expected to experience an 83.4% partial solar eclipse that will begin at 1:54 p.m. local time and last for approximately 2.5 hours, concluding at 4:26 p.m.

>> In the video at the top of the page, watch the path it’s expected to take.

Several places in Charlotte are hosting events for the eclipse. Click here to learn more.

(Channel 9 Video Vault: February 1979 partial eclipse in the Charlotte area)

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