If the solar eclipse event is on your bucket
list, and you want to experience it the moment its at complete perfection, in "the point
of greatest eclipse", you will want to head to Hopkinsville, Kentucky!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Sun, the Moon, and our home planet will line up in Kentucky at absolutely and precisely, at 1:25:31 PM, CDT, with the duration of 2 minutes and 41 seconds. Kentucky is definitely one of the best choices for total eclipse lovers in terms of both the duration and the position of the Moon’s shadow. As with any eclipse, the weather is always a determining factor. This American state is not the most favorable of the 14 states in the path of totality as, according to weather experts, there is a 67% chance of cloudy skies for that day. Kentuckians and their guests should check the precise weather forecast one week or less before the big day on August 21, 2017 !
The solar eclipse will start its race across
the state of Kentucky at 1:22 PM, CDT, pass the state in the average width of
71.2 miles, and finish it at 1:29 PM, CDT. The path of totality will be
continued across the skies of Tennessee.