Solar Eclipse 2017

Gather in Paducah, Kentucky to experience total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017!

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 2 minutes and 19 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.

A weekend of celebratory eclipse events are being planned as a prelude to the Monday afternoon eclipse for which details will be published here. Prime local viewing areas will include the expansive Paducah Riverfront featuring a newly constructed riverfront area and extended Shultz Park and the new Fountain Avenue Health Park.

Follow the links below for more eclipse resources:

Quilt image: "Corona II: Solar Eclipse" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, National Quilt Museum Collection