What Exactly is Going On With This Eclipse Thing?
- The total solar eclipse will peak on August 21st between 2:27-2:29 p.m., depending on the office location in our communities, and last approximately 2 minutes 40 seconds.
- The epicenter to view the eclipse is Hopkinsville, Kentucky which will experience a 100% total eclipse and is having a four day festival around the event. They’ve adopted the name Eclipseville in honor of the event.
- The next total eclipse that will cross the entire continental U.S. won’t happen again until 2045. This is the first total solar eclipse visible across the U.S. since 1918. The last total solar eclipse, like this one, that was only visible from the U.S. was 1776 (was it destiny, perhaps?).