About the Solar Eclipse
On August 21, 2017, Hopkinsville, KY, will be the Point of Greatest Eclipse for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Astronomers estimate up to 100,000 visitors will be descending upon Hopkinsville (dubbed as “Eclipseville”) throughout Eclipse weekend. With 81 percent of the US population within 600 miles of the path of totality, this will be the most viewed solar eclipse in history.
As a community, Eclipseville is planning over 20 festivals and events that will take place Eclipse weekend, leading up to the event itself on that second-to-last Monday in August. As the designated Point of Greatest Eclipse, Hopkinsville is designated by NASA as the point where the moon’s axis is closest to the earth, which makes us especially appealing to astronomy enthusiasts around the world.
Guests to the area will have an opportunity to build a unique itinerary and celebrate this extraordinary event with fellow eclipse chasers. Reservations have been received from 34 states and 12 countries all excited for the Eclipse.