The solar eclipse is underway in Georgia, where thousands are awaiting the historical moment of totality as it sweeps coast-to-coast across the United States.
Parts of northeast Georgia will be in the path of totality just after 2:30 p.m.
Large crowds have gathered in Clayton and all over Rabun County, where tens of thousands of people are viewing the eclipse. Several other parts of Georgia will experience the sun being completely covered, including Helen, Brasstown Bald, Blairsville and Hiawassee starting at 2:35 p.m. Monday.
Parks in north Georgia quickly filled up early Monday as visitors staked out their viewing spots.
Tallulah Gorge State Park began turning cars away before 8 a.m. Monday due to its parking lot quickly filling up. The park is located in Rabun County, which is in the path of totality.
Georgia State Parks said on Twitter any eclipse viewers hoping to watch at Tallulah Gorge could head toward Black Rock Mountain State Park.
Large crowds have also gathered at Sanford Stadium in Athens to view the eclipse. Early reports from the University of Georgia's campus are that there will only be a few clouds, and the view should be good.More