The Incredible Moment When Illinois Will Go Dark That Will Go Down In History

For the first time in most people’s lives, there will soon be a total eclipse of the sun, and you don’t want to miss it. It’s been nearly 100 years since the last one, and the next won’t happen for another seven years.

There are various places across the United States to view this incredible phenomenon. From Portland, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, the line of sight for the eclipse cuts diagonally across the states with part crossing through the southern portion of Illinois. Check it out:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Get more information about the Great American Eclipse in Illinois here. The next solar eclipse, which will also be visible from Carbondale, isn’t slated to arrive until April 8, 2024.

For more natural wonders, check out 15 times the sun made Illinois beautiful.

Have you ever seen an eclipse before? Share your experiences and photos with us!