Dark sky solar eclipse

How to Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Murphy, NC

On August 21, 2017, visitors to Murphy, NC will have a front-row seat to a spectacular solar eclipse! This eagerly anticipated event will be the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in almost a century. When you stay with Mountain Country Cabin Rentals, you will have the perfect home base for enjoying this amazing natural occurrence. To help you prepare for the 2017 solar eclipse, we have put together a convenient guide with everything you need to know.

What to Expect When Watching the Eclipse

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. The August 21st event will be a “total solar eclipse”, which means that the moon will completely block out the sun for around 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This year’s total eclipse can only be seen from select locations in the United States, and we’re very excited that Western North Carolina is on the route!A diagram of a solar eclipse.

When the eclipse begins, the moon will slowly move in front of the sun. During this time you may see a phenomenon known as “Baily’s beads”, in which beads of sunlight shine around the edges of the moon. Eventually, only one bead of light will remain around the lunar silhouette, which is known as the “diamond ring effect”. Finally, the moon will totally obscure the sun to create a truly breathtaking image in the sky.

Where to Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The Town of Murphy is inviting visitors and locals to view the eclipse from Konehete Park. The total eclipse will begin at 2:34 p.m. and will last for 2 minutes and 28.8 seconds. There will also be a partial eclipse from 1:05 – 2:34 p.m. and from 2:37 – 4 p.m.

Mountain views from the deck of Good Times, a cabin rental in Murphy NC.Where to Stay for the Eclipse

Mountain Country Cabin Rentals offers a variety of wonderful properties around Murphy, NC that you can stay at for the 2017 solar eclipse. Our cabins come with your choice of spectacular amenities, including mountain views, beautiful decks, hot tubs, fully furnished kitchens, BBQ grills, fire pits, game rooms, internet access, and many other great features. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 6 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your vacation.

The solar eclipse is expected to draw numerous visitors to Cherokee County, so we suggest making your reservations as early as possible. To find the right property for your trip, browse our complete listing of cabin rentals in Murphy, NC. If you have any questions about our rentals, or you would like a cabin recommendation, don’t hesitate to give our friendly vacation specialists a call today!