Solar Eclipse 2017

Gather in Paducah, Kentucky to experience the 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 part of a narrow path in which the total solar eclipse will reach totality for over two minutes. 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. Find Dan McGlaun's detailed eclipse predictions for communities in Kentucky here.

Travel to Paducah to witness this spectacle in the sky! Celebratory eclipse events are being planned and will be listed here. Find more information about the eclipse at and preparing to view it at

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