Sunday, March 5, 2017

See the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Highlands!

The following paragraphs are from
Michael Zeiler,
where you can find a massive amount of relative
information and some amazing maps!

You cannot completely prepare yourself for the sight of a total solar eclipse. When totality arrives, you will experience primal emotions and wonderment at the unspeakable beauty of the corona and the panoply of colors and light as you've never seen before. You will involuntarily scream, gasp, or perhaps cry at this astounding vision.
You will be looking straight down a billiard shot of the Earth, Moon, and Sun lined up perfectly. By celestial coincidence, the Sun and Moon's apparent disks in the sky are nearly the same. This serendipitous fact allows the Sun to be completely covered during eclipse yet also allows us to see the Sun's atmosphere, its corona. The corona is hidden from us all our lives except for the very special moments during the total solar eclipse.
When you look at the eclipse, you will perceive the blackest black imaginable surrounded by the Sun's ever-changing atmosphere, the corona. The quality of light is stupendous with an amazing light show of iridescence, scintillation, and delicate colors.

See the path through the US here:

See the path of totality for Highlands here:

The first phase begins at 1:07 pm on Mon Aug 21
with the TOTAL phase at 2:35pm lasting for 2min 32sec.
It will be completely over by 4:01pm.

Visit us in Highlands for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Colonial Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast
541 Hickory Street
Highlands NC 28741
(828) 526-2060
Call or email NOW for availability!!