CofC breaks down 4 best places to see Sunday's solar eclipse

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Astronomy experts at the College of Charleston say an early morning solar eclipse on Sunday will only be visible on a completely clear horizon.

Officials say the eclipse is a hybrid because it will be partly annular and partly total.

Astronomy professor Terry Richardson says there are four places where the eclipse is best viewed: the Ravenel Bridge, the Holiday Inn Riverview on the Ashley River, the beaches at Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, or Sullivan's Island, or on the water.

Richardson advises people who are going to catch the eclipse to use protective eyewear.

The eclipse will only last a few minutes, Richardson said, adding that total eclipses are the only opportunity to see a solar corona, "the heat-warped light around the sun."

Richardson said photographing the event will be easy, recommending holding he camera still and capturing a photo every couple minutes.

The eclipse should begin around 6:30 a.m.