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Citadel Mall's FREE Eclipse Extravaganza

Citadel Mall is hosting a free "Official NASA Viewing Location" Eclipse Extravaganza event on August 21 from 1PM -3PM in the parking area adjacent to Planet Fitness with free eclipse glasses to the first 500 people sponsored by Trademark Properties. The event will include several kid's activities, food trucks, entertainment and more, all benefiting Darkness to Light. Official NASA educational materials and special Space Place items will be given out during the event, courtesy of NASA.

Darkness to Light will be the recipient of cash donations for use of the inflatable hamster ball maze, the sports arena inflatable and a dunk tank, quite possibly having your favorite local news anchor, Dean Stephens, as well as, other local participants.

The property location at 32.8045° N 80.017° W will have eclipse totality of 1 minute and 26.8 seconds.
-The partial eclipse will begin at 1:16:45 pm, in the southern sky (176º azimuth 69º altitude)
-The total eclipse will begin at 2:46:15 pm, in the SW sky (227º azimuth 62º altitude)
-The maximum point of totality will occur at 2:46:59 pm, in the southwestern sky (227º azimuth 62º altitude)
-The sun will begin to re-emerge at 2:47:42 pm, in the SW sky (227º azimuth 62º altitude)
-The moon will no longer block any portion of the sun by 3:09:52 pm, in the west-southwest sky (227º azimuth 62º altitude)
-The partial eclipse will end at 4:09:51 pm, in the southern sky (176Â azimuth 69º altitude)

For more information contact the Citadel Mall management office at 843-766-8321 or visit For NASA Eclipse information please visit

About Citadel Mall
Citadel Mall is located at 1-526 and HWY 7 in West Ashley. The shopping center features over 65 stores including Belk, Target, Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears. Shopping hours are Monday through Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm, and Sunday: 12 noon to 6 pm. For more information, visit and find us on Facebook at @Citadel Mall Charleston. Citadel Mall is leased and managed by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC.

About Darkness to Light
Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., Darkness to Light is a non-profit organization with the mission to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Through education and awareness, the organization seeks to create a safer world for children to grow and thrive. Darkness to Light's flagship program, Stewards of Children®, is an award-winning certification that teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. As of August 2015, over one million adults including educators, youth serving professionals, organization volunteers, and community members were certified in the program. Stewards of Children® is the only evidence-informed certification of its kind, with the largest network of child protection advocates in the world as facilitators. For more information, visit

August 21, 2017

Citadel Mall
2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407
, SC


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