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

If you haven’t already, be sure to mark your calendar for August 21, 2017. On this date, Kentucky will be in the front row to a natural phenomenon that hasn’t occurred since 1918. The “Great American Eclipse” will occur on this August afternoon, where for a few minutes, a portion of Kentucky will go dark and make its way into the history books.

If you’re looking for the ultimate spot to view the eclipse, Hopkinsville tops the list as one of the best places in the country for viewing. This town will have the longest duration of the eclipse at 2 minutes and 40 seconds, which will occur at 1:24pm local time. Be sure to block your calendar and make plans now to be in Western Kentucky for a view of the Bluegrass State like you’ve never seen before.

Do you have plans to watch the Great American Solar Eclipse? Many viewing spots are already sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on this epic moment in Kentucky. For more information, including the best places to view the eclipse and exactly when it will happen, check out Kentucky Tourism’s website here.