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Eclipse Mania in Northeast Georgia

The total eclipse will only be visible in a tiny corner of Georgia, where small towns are gearing up for 40,000 visitors.
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solar eclipse from 2012

The reason for the mania. (A total eclipse in 2012.)

Though most of Georgia will see at least a partial eclipse on Monday, August 21, the far northeast corner of the state—including mountain towns like Blairsville, in Union County—is in the path of totality. Locals are prepping for tens of thousands of eclipse chasers with commemorative t-shirts, viewing events, and enthusiasm to share their community with tourists.

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