Totally Toccoa- 2017 Solar Eclipse

 

Main Street Toccoa celebrated the 2017 Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017 with a very special event, Totally Toccoa.

Totally Toccoa showcased one of the only total solar eclipses in America in the last 40 years. 1979 featured a total solar eclipse in the Northwestern states and 1991 featured a total solar eclipse in Hawaii.

Coming to Totally Toccoa meant that you were one of the few people able to see a total solar eclipse in decades. While several areas surrounding Toccoa featured what is known as a partial solar eclipse, Toccoa was one of the few places in the United States where a total solar eclipse occured.

The partial solar eclipse occured at 1:07pm in Toccoa. Totality occured at 2:36pm and was expected to last 1 minute and 59 seconds. 

The Totally Toccoa street party took place in Historic Downtown Toccoa on August 21, 2017 from 12pm - 3pm in the First Citizens parking lot across from the Ritz Theatre. We had food, live music, and giveaways, including safety glasses which were provided to everyone! We also live-streamed the NASA presentation inside the Historic Ritz Theatre. Those who came experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

For more information about the solar eclipse, including interesting facts and eye safety tips, visit the National Eclipse Center's official website.

For a schedule of events, click here.