One-Year Countdown to the Solar Eclipse!


One year from today on Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the west coast to the east coast.  If you haven’t started making your travel plans, now is certainly the time!  With hotel accommodations and lodging filling up nearly a year in advance, you’ll want to plan your visit to Western Kentucky for one of the best viewings of the eclipse.

The Kentucky Lake area is one of the best places to view the Solar Eclipse.  The eclipse will be visible for 2 minutes and 41 seconds in the Hopkinsville, Kentucky area - one of the longest durations in the entire United States!  (In some locations, it will only be visible for 30 seconds).

Kentucky Solar Eclipse Hotels and Lodging

Since Western Kentucky has one of the longest durations to view the eclipse, where should you go to see the eclipse?  The good news is “just about anywhere” in the area.  With hotels and lodging reservations starting months ago, you may start to have a tough time when making your reservation.  Don’t worry though, there are several great spots throughout Western Kentucky to view the solar eclipse!

Hopkinsville, Kentucky - With the longest duration of 2 minutes and 41 seconds, this is one of the longest durations to see the eclipse.  Totality starts at 1:24:39pm CDT.

Princeton, Kentucky - Princeton is another great option to see the eclipse with a duration of 2 minutes and 40 seconds.  Totality starts at 1:23:34pm CDT.

Kuttawa, Kentucky - With 2 minutes and 38 seconds of total duration.  Totality starts at 1:23:07pm CDT.

Marion, Kentucky - With a duration 2 minutes and 31 seconds of totality, this is another great spot to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse.  Totality starts at 1:22:57pm CDT.

Paducah, Kentucky - About an hour west of Hopkinsville, Paducah Kentucky still offers about 2 minutes and 21 seconds of viewing.  Totality starts at 1:22:15pm CDT.

Aurora, Kentucky - Another great spot to view the eclipose with a totality duration of 1 minute, 59 seconds.  Totality starts at 1:23:43pm CDT.  

Find Hotels and Lodging in Western Kentucky for the Total Solar Eclipse

These are just some of the great places in the area to view the eclipse.  If you’re interested in seeing this once in a lifetime event, you’ll want to start planning your trip and accommodations now.  A number of hotels in the area are already taking reservations, so you should plan accordingly if you don’t want to miss out!  While you’re in the area, you can take advantage of some of the beautiful sights and activities in the area.  Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and the entire Land Between the Lakes area is a great place to spend your family vacation. 



As excited as we are about the Total Solar Eclipse in Western Kentucky, you should do detailed research before scheduling any trips.  The information here is provided as-is with no guarantee to accuracy or suitability for viewing the eclipse.  For more information, you can check out the page on the NASA website.

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