Hopkinsville to be in the center of 2017 total solar eclipse

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The summer of 2017 will be the first time in 38 years a total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous United States, and Hopkinsville will be right in the middle of it.

The Paducah Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1dUhbyG) the Aug. 21 eclipse will sweep a shadow across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina and will be visible in 14 states.

Hopkinsville will experience the longest period of totality of any city at 2 minutes 40 seconds. Paducah, Eddyville and Land Between the Lakes will not be far behind.

Cheryl Cook is the executive director of the Hopkinsville/Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She said the eclipse could prove to be the largest tourism event in Hopkinsville’s history with as many as 50,000 people converging on the city.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

 

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