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Franklin, NC 2017 Eclipse


Franklin, NC Total Solar Eclipse Path

Latitude: 35° 10' 56" N | Longitude: 83° 22' 54" W

Partial phase start: 1:06:44PM (EDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk

Duration of Totality:  2m 30s

Totality Start: 2:35:24PM (EDT) 

Franklin, North Carolina lies within the path of totality of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Come to the mountains of Western North Carolina and enjoy our Solar Eclipse Block Party beginning at 1:00pm.

Only a small portion of North Carolina lies within the totality swath of the 2017 Solar Eclipse and Franklin, NC is right in the center of it all. The total solar eclipse arrives in Franklin at 2:35pm on Monday, August 21, 2017. The duration of the solar eclipse will be two minutes and 30 seconds. The partial phase begins just after 1:00pm.

Join us for our Solar Eclipse Block Party from 1:00pm to 6:00pm in Downtown Franklin, North Carolina! We have many events planned and you'll find all the details below.

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2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE BLOCK PARTY EVENTS - Franklin, North Carolina

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3:00pm Concert featuring Last Five Standing

Great music will be part of Franklin, NC's Solar Eclipse Block Party - Last Five Standing, one of Atlanta's favorite rock cover bands will be performing a post-total eclipse concert at 3:00pm at the Gazebo on the Square. Last Five Standing is comprised of seasoned musicians with decades of combined professional experience. Their performances are all about high-energy entertainment as they play your favorite tunes spanning from Classic Rock, MTV era 80s music, to current, upbeat Top 40 hit selections.

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Kids get ready for some slip n' sliding fun as we'll have an 18' tall wet slipping slide located in Dowtown Franklin, NC. Sure to cool you off on a hot summer day and provide for some great fun during Franklin's Total Solar Eclipse Block Party on Monday, August 21st from 1:00pm to 6:00pm in Downtown, Franklin, North Carolina

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The Town of Franklin will give the first 1,000 people free 2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses. These glasses are certified safe for the The Sure, Safe Way to "Eye The Sky” during the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Franklin, NC.

Our safe solar eclipse glasses that filter out 100 percent of the ultraviolet & infrared rays & 99.99 percent of intense visible light are made with 2 mil scratch resistant silver/black polymer. With an optical density of 5 or greater. These ISO 12312-2 certified eclipse glasses are independently tested for safe solar viewing of all phases of the eclipse creating sharp, natural orange colors. The glasses are custom made with the Franklin Eclipse logo and will make a great keepsake for the event! Instructions for safely viewing the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse are printed on the inside of the glasses.

Learn more about viewing the Total Solar Eclipse safely (click here)

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It is a Southern Tradition! The Town of Franklin, NC will give our first 100 attendees to the Solar Eclipse Block Party a FREE RC Cola in glass bottle and a Moon Pie! These will be available at the information tent on the square in Downtown Franklin, North Carolina.

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Eclipse Viewing Station

Located in front of Town Hall, the Town of Franklin will have a 2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing Station. We'll have a good supply of EclipSmart Solar Binoculars for viewing. These binoculars offer the following features for viewing the Eclipse ...

- Dedicated Solar Viewing Binocular
- Non-Removable Glass Solar Filters for Safety
- Reveals Solar Details in Neutral Tones
- Filters Meet ISO12312-2 Safety Standard

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The Town of Franklin, NC will provide viewing of NASA's Eclipse Live Stream in the Board Room on the lower level of Town Hall. Details of this 4 Hour broadcast will be posted once posted by NASA.

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See The 2017 SOlar Eclipse in Totality

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