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Erin Clark

“We were at home in North Augusta. It never got totally dark, which surprised me. I’ve never seen anything like that before and never will again.”

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Skylar Fox

“I watched the eclipse at Fox Shoe Repair. It was cool while it lasted, but I probably won’t be around for another one.”

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Jack Hunter

“We watched the eclipse in Blythewood, SC, at our daughter’s home. The street lights came on and other things actuated by the lack of light. We saw the diamond ring and the ash. The grandkids were fascinated by the crescent-shaped shadows through the trees onto the concrete.”

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Marcia Holm

“I watched the eclipse at Gwen Schwallie’s home in the Reserve at Woodside. We were all enthralled once it began. Until then, we had watched TV but got very excited. It was a bigger deal than I thought.”

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Mike Hosang

“I watched the eclipse in Wagener. It was awesome, better than I expected. I was surprised by the brilliance of the sun as it emerged from behind the moon and the quickness of it. It was just a little speck of light, but you couldn’t look at it.”

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Gwen Lustig

“We watched the eclipse at home in Houndslake. We served Corona beer, Moon Pies and Eclipse gum. The best thing that happened was that the katydids started chirping. Then the mosquitoes came out and started biting.”

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Jackie Poth

“Earlier in the day I was at work with my colleagues who are in their 20s and 30s, giving out Sunkist soda, Moon Pies, and Milky Way bars. They wanted to know, ‘What’s the big deal?’ I told them I was excited because it was the only time I’d ever get to see a total eclipse. I left work and went home to Wagener to watch it. The next day at work, my colleagues all told me, ‘It was so awesome.’ ”

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Jean Geiger

“We watched at home in Woodside. The geese went berserk, squawking and flapping. I felt unity for that moment when totality was achieved, and all around us there was applause.”

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Karen Guevara

“I was at Sweet Magnolias in Pelion and took a picture of that black hole in the middle. We celebrated with Moon Pies.”

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Frankie Lambright

“We watched the eclipse at home. We saw that pencil line around the moon, and it got cooler.”

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Nicole Sampietro

“We went to Edgefield. It was amazing! It was the first time I’d ever seen a total eclipse. Once we could take our glasses off and stare at the event, it was an ‘enlightening experience.’”

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Anonymous

“We were at home on the dock and had sex during the eclipse. It was hot. We sat in the truck with the A/C on and the moon roof open.”