Solar Eclipse 2017 - Paducah

Gather in Paducah, Kentucky to experience total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017! Explore our solar eclipse planning guide HERE and more itinerary suggestions, travel planning resources and safety information below.

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This exciting celestial phenomenon happens as the moon completely blocks the sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight and the sun's corona shimmers in the darkened sky. Paducah will be in darkness for approximately 2 minutes and 20 seconds as Kentucky experiences the longest eclipse duration in the path of totality which spans a diagonal line of the contiguous United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Click here for tips on how to view the solar eclipse safely.

Plan your itinerary to experience totality in Paducah here!

A weekend of celebratory eclipse events are being planned as a prelude to the Monday afternoon eclipse as well as eclipse viewing events presented by the Challenger Learning Center, River Discovery Center, McCracken County Library and others. Prime local viewing areas will include the expansive Paducah Riverfront featuring a newly constructed riverfront area and extended Schultz Park and the new Fountain Avenue Health Park.

Travelers are advised to try to arrive at their destination for the eclipse at least the day before to avoid bad traffic.


Follow the links below for more eclipse resources:

Quilt image: "Corona II: Solar Eclipse" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, National Quilt Museum Collection. View the quilt during extended eclipse weekend hours including Sunday, August 20, 10 AM-5 PM.