2017 Solar Eclipse

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

The City of  Hopkinsville says they hosted an estimated 116,500 guests during the solar eclipse.

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Less than two miles from NASA’s flag singling out the point of greatest totality is the SolQuest festival. More than 5,000 people from the United States and some from other countries plan to view the eclipse from this 75-acre family farm.

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More than 150 food vendors are expected to arrive in Christian County this weekend to serve eclipse tourists.

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A group of certified scuba divers will witness the total solar eclipse from a rock quarry in Hopkinsville.

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More than half a million visitors are expected to be in the area for Monday’s total solar eclipse. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and U.S. Forest Service Fire Prevention Officer Jaye Gilmore discuss how people can safely enjoy this astronomical event of a lifetime.


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says travelers should bring “a five gallon bucket of patience” when coming to see the total solar eclipse.

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Followers of early 20th Century Christian mystic Edgar Cayce will “usher in the age of love” in Hopkinsville during the total solar eclipse.

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 An annual UFO festival in a town outside of Hopkinsville is preparing for a major influx of visitors during the August 21st total solar eclipse.

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Land Between the Lakes has reversed its decision to open the Elk and Bison Prairie during the solar eclipse.

courtesy of Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville Community College is slated to host a NASA astronaut on campus during the August 21 total solar eclipse.