2024 Solar Eclipse

Save the date for the next total solar eclipse to cross Paducah, Kentucky on April 8, 2024! Request the Paducah Visitors Guide for detailed destination information.

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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 1 minute and 52 seconds for the April 2024 eclipse.

Here are the times for the eclipse on April 8, 2024, for Paducah:

  • 12:42 p.m. eclipse begins
  • 2:00 p.m. totality begins
  • 2:02 p.m. totality ends
  • 3:18 p.m. eclipse ends

Nearby Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Carbondale, Illinois, are points with great eclipse duration with totality for a little more than 4 minutes.

Free Local Viewing Options - City Parks

Paducah offers numerous parks so that you can sit back and enjoy the eclipse. Paducah has a 5 mile Greenway Trail that has good open areas between the downtown Convention Center and Noble Park. Popular parks that have open space and available parking are 

Local Events

Paducah experienced 2 minutes and 21 seconds of totality during the August 21, 2017 eclipse. Chicago Tribune profiled the eclipse viewing events in Paducah in the article Watching the eclipse in Paducah, Kentucky.

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