Local astronomers head to North Carolina for best views of Total Solar Eclipse

Posted at 4:24 AM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 23:17:10-04

A group of local astronomers are planning to get some of the best views in the country of the total solar eclipse.

The St. Petersburg Astronomy Club is currently in Andrews, North Carolina, which is in the center of totality.

Dave Richmond, one of the astronomers, said around 150,000 people are expected to be in the area to view the eclipse.

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The local astronomers are already preparing to view the eclipse with a Celestron Nexstar 6 SE Telescope at the Western Carolina Regional Airport.

The telescope will be able to provide an up-close, detailed view of the moon as it passes in front of the sun.

ABC Action News Reporter Lauren Rozyla and Photojournalist Reed Moeller will be there with the astronomers as they work to view some of the most up close views of the total solar eclipse.

You can follow the astronomers and eclipse stories all over the Bay Area by using #EclipseAction.