COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - It's one of Mother Nature's most awe-inspiring sights - darkness will fall during the day and cast a shadow over the Midlands.
Columbia falls directly in that path. So, what should you expect and how can you prepare now?
From the safety to the incredible science of it all - we've got everything you need to know to be ready for Total Eclipse Columbia.
In one week hundreds of thousands of people will make their way right here to the Midlands for a phenomenal few get to experience in their lifetime - a total solar eclipse.
On Aug. 21, the moon will slowly slide in front of the sun and cast a shadow that will cross the U.S. from West to East.
While everyone in North America will get to witness the event - only some will experience a total eclipse.
It's called the path of totality - where the moon will fully cover the sun to create complete darkness during the day.