​​​​​​​​Solar Eclipse 2017

City of Clayton, Rabun County Georgia


Welcome Everyone!

On August 21, 2017, Georgia will experience its first Solar Eclipse since March 7, 1970  and it won't happen again until 2052 in south Georgia. The eclipse in The City of Clayton, Rabun County, will begin at 2:35pm. The period of total darkness (umbra) will last for approximately 2 minutes and 35 seconds as the moon's shadow sweeps across Rabun County at over 1400mph!  

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event that everyone should experience!


This purpose of this website is to provide a comprehensive resource for information about solar eclipses, the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse and a variety of information about The City of Clayton, Georgia and Rabun County including eventsfestivities, lodgingcamping, restaurants, points of interest, maps, and "things to do".


Y'all Come See Us!



​The primary public eclipse viewing event in Rabun County GA will be held on the campus of The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Dillard GA. This outstanding location has a number of open fields and is located only a couple of miles south of the eclipse center line. This event is being organized by the Rabun County Tourism & Develoment Authority. Details on festivities can be found on their "Outtasight" Solar Eclipse webpage.


Following are eclipse details for the Rabun Gap campus per NASA's interactive Google Map:


Totality Duration: 2 minute, 37.8 seconds

Start of Partial Eclipse: 11:06:55 am

Start of Total Eclipse:     2:35:41pm

End of Total Eclipse:     2:38:18 pm

End of Partial Eclipse:     4:01:18pm


Umbra Velocity - 1455mph  (the moon's shadow)


The important time to note is the beginning of the partial eclipse. Many Totality seekers from Florida and Georgia will be coming up to Rabun County on Monday, 8/21. Hwy U.S. 441 will very likely experience VERY heavy traffic! If you are coming up Eclipse Day, plan on starting very early to avoid the traffic jam. Your best bet is to plan on arriving Saturday or Sunday and enjoy all the eclipse festivities. Make your motel or camping reservations early! 



Please visit this website frequently as new information will be added on a regular basis.





​Page updated 2/5/17

​Website published 12/5/16