path of totality, the Moon’s shadow will step into the state of Tennessee at
1:25 PM, CDT, leaving behind Kentucky and gently heading in the direction to the Atlantic Ocean.
Tennesseans and all those who choose this state as their destination for August 21, 2017, will have the opportunity of a lifetime to enjoy a beautiful celestial event in a few locations Gallatin. The view of the eclipse will last 2 minutes and 40 seconds of totality, in Clarksville 2 minutes and 19 seconds, in Lebanon 2 minutes and 37 seconds, in Cookeville 2 minutes and 32 seconds, and in Nashville, one of the biggest cities in the path of totality: 1 minute and 57 seconds.
The path of
totality will be an average of 71.5 miles wide, and the central line of the path 188
miles long in the state of Tennessee. The Umbra will leave Tennessee after
eleven minutes, at 2:36 p.m. EDT, continuing its path across the states of
Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.