But to view it in its entirety you’ll have to head west.
NASA 2023 Eclipse Explorer So, there’s still time to plan the trip.
“Here in Georgia the coverage at peak will be between 45-60% IF clouds don’t get in the way,” according to a National Weather Service (NWS) Facebook posting. “(The) forecast currently calls for 40-50% cloud cover across the area…”
In Gainesville, NWS says about half the sky is expected, at this time, to be covered in clouds at noon, peak time (EDT) for the eclipse. If you are able to see it, how much of the sun will be covered? 40-55% the experts say, about half the coverage we saw with the total eclipse in 2017.
Oh, and by the way, the next total solar eclipse that will be visible in Gainesville? 2078. So, you have plenty of time to make plans for that.
Eclipses visible in Gainesville, Georgia, USA – May 11, 2078 Solar Eclipse (timeanddate.com)
About the Author
Ken Stanford is Online News Editor for GLORY 97.5, a position he has held since August 2022.
Ken was born in Moultrie, Georgia, and says he knew from the time he was 5 or 6 he wanted to be a “radio announcer.” That dream was realized when he was hired by Moultrie radio station WMTM in 1960 at the age of 15 as a weekend disc jockey. A 1963 graduate of Moultrie (now Colquitt County) High School, he has spent his whole career in Georgia working for stations in Atlanta, Marietta, and Gainesville – most recently as News Director for 40 years at WDUN in Gainesville. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Ken retired in 2011 but came out of retirement last year to help GLORY, on a part-time basis, beef-up its online news presence.
He is the recipient of many Associated Press awards and is a former judge of state and national Associated Press broadcast news contests. In 2005, he was presented with the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s President’s Award for Excellence in Journalism and in 2019 was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.
He lives in Gainesville with his wife of 52 years, the former Sandra McKnight of Clio, Alabama, and they have one child, a daughter, Lisa, who lives in Cumming with her family.