Showing posts from August, 2017

Solar Eclipse!

This August marks an exciting time across the world and our area is in a prime location to commemorate this special event. August 21, 2017, the world will see daylight turn into darkness as the moon overtakes the sun for a brief period of time. What exactly is a solar eclipse? It is a celestial event where the moon will cross over the path of the sun blocking all or part of it for 3 to 4 hours.  This particular eclipse will involve the moon blocking the sun completely for about 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Much of our area is in totality meaning that the sun will be completely blocked and viewers will experience a 360 degree sunset! The path of totality is only about 70 miles wide, so we are lucky to be in that path! Lincoln Beach, Oregon will mark the beginning of this phenomenon at 9:05 am PDT and Charleston, SC will mark the end of the total eclipse at 2:48 pm EDT. However, the lunar shadow will hang around until 4:09 pm EDT.  There are several events in our area to partake in during t…

Rock Craze

Painted rocks have quickly become a craze that is exciting for the entire family. There is something about finding a brightly colored rock while out and about that is sure to put a smile on your face. Adults and kids alike are having a blast painting rocks and putting a Facebook Page on the back, so that they can follow where their rock has traveled. 100's of pages are dedicated to rocks! The game is simple; paint a rock and hide it or just find a rock and re-hide it! Some pages even post hints on where the rocks are hidden. Load the family up in the car and make a day out of seeing how many rocks you can find or hide!

Here's some local Facebook pages, so if you are in town and want to participate join one of these!

Townsend Rocks


SCSMR: Sevier County Smoky Mountains Rocks

Let us know if you and your family participate in the rock craze! Happy rock painting, hiding, and hunting from The Derosia Team!