In August 2017, USC got to experience a total solar eclipse, something the United States had not seen since 1979.
Cities and towns along the path of totality would be able to witness a full solar eclipse, and Columbia happened to be one of those cities. Totality occurred in Columbia at 2:41 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2017.
The next solar eclipse to pass over North America won’t happen for another four years, on April 8, 2024, but the path of totality won’t cross over the Horseshoe.
Students, faculty and Columbia residents gathered to view the spectacle that Monday.
We've compiled some social media posts to remember how our community watched this historic event.