2017 Solar Eclipse

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Hopkinsville is getting ready for more than 50,000 visitors expected for the total solar eclipse on August 21st. The city is one of the points of longest duration of the eclipse - two minutes and 40 seconds.

via U.S. Postal Service

To commemorate this summer’s total solar eclipse the U.S. Postal Service is releasing a new ‘Forever’ stamp that for the first time will feature thermochromic ink.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on far west Kentucky on August 21 seeking a prime seat for the total solar eclipse.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Hopkinsville is preparing for 50,000 visitors when the total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. on August 21. The city's Solar Eclipse Marketing and Events Consultant Brooke Jung outlined a range of plans in a community forum Tuesday night. Members of a film project involving Google and University of California Berkeley also visited as part of tour across the nation describing 'The Eclipse Megamovie 2017' project and a need for volunteer photographers.

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Anticipation is building in Hopkinsville for this summer’s total solar eclipse. The city will hold a community forum Tuesday night and will welcome two speakers from the University of California at Berkeley. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Some children in Christian County will have an opportunity to view using grant funded equipment the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in nearly a century.

Erica Peterson

Middle and high school students will make nine telescopes at workshops on February 8th and 9th in one of Simpson County’s events leading up to the total solar eclipse later this year.

Romeo Durscher/NASA Goddard Space Flight

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is taking early reservations for camping for next August, when a total solar eclipse is occurring.

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Less than a year away now from a total solar eclipse expected to draw thousands of tourists to western Kentucky, the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism has launched a website for the event.

Romeo Durscher / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Less than a year from now, Hopkinsville will have the best seat to witness the first total eclipse seen from the continental United States in over 37 years.

The August 21st, 2017 solar eclipse will last only about 3 minutes, but is expected to draw in tens of millions in tourism revenue for local business as tourists flock in from around the world.

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