Total Solar Eclipse of Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Ft. Campbell, Nashville And Beyond – What's Up Clarksville

Total Solar Eclipse of Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Ft. Campbell, Nashville And Beyond

The Clarksville area is going to be a part of an amazing phenomenon.  Hopkinsville, Clarksville and Fort Campbell are in the direct path of the solar eclipse.  This eclipse will happen on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Anyone within the direct path will be able to witness a total solar eclipse.  Anyone outside the direct path will get to witness a partial solar eclipse.

Since we are in the direct path we will be able to see it in its totality and for a longer period of time.  Hopkinsville will be in darkness for 2 minutes and 40 seconds.  Clarksville will be in the dark for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and Nashville for 1 minute and 54 seconds.  Be aware that the eclipse will start at different times for different areas.  The times for our area are as follows:

  • Hopkinsville will start at 1:25 pm
  • Clarksville will start at 1:26 pm
  • Springfield will start at 1:27 pm
  • Nashville will start at 1:28 pm
  • Gallatin will start at 1:28 pm

If you are planning on viewing the solar eclipse, please be safe!

  • DO NOT look directly at an uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun without protection.  The only safe way to look directly at an uneclipsed/partially eclipsed sun is through special purpose solar filters, like “eclipse glasses”.
  • DO NOT look at the uneclipsed/partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope or binoculars.  You must use a solar filter.
  • If you are in the path of totality (which we are), only remove your solar filter when the moon completely covers the sun (it will suddenly get very dark).  Once the sun begins to appear again, replace your solar viewer.

Many places within the epicenter of the eclipse will be having events or viewing parties.  If you are interested in one, make sure you reserve your spot, everything is filling up quickly, including the hotels!