Update February 28: While it's not exactly local, our view in Charleston was so poor that I think you'll forgive me.
The video up top of the shuttle launch was captured by YouTube user "NeilMonday" while on flight from Orlando. Pretty amazing perspective.
First reporting: The Space Shuttle Discovery is set to launch at the Kennedy Space Center at 4:50 p.m. today, and if you look eastward from Charleston about a minute after launch you should be able to catch a glimpse of the smoke contrail.
The shuttle should "pass by" the Charleston area four minutes after launch as it makes its way to the International Space Station. Though unless you have binoculars you won't be able to see the rocket boosters separate.
For those of you that want to keep a closer eye on events, you can tune in NASA TV online here and get the blow-by-blow events with the #STS133 hashtag on Twitter.
You can get loads more technical information about observing the launches here.
Sunset at 6:12 p.m.