Make plans to spend time in Paducah to experience the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017. Many areas in Kentucky will provide great viewing opportunities. On that date, millions of people across the United States will see a rare celestial event — a total eclipse of the Sun. The Moon completely blocks the Sun causing daytime to become a deep twilight. The Sun's corona will shimmer in the darkened sky.
Kentucky experiences the longest eclipse duration in the path of totality which spans a diagonal line of the contiguous United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Paducah is part of a narrow path in which the total solar eclipse will reach totality for approximately 2 minutes and 40 seconds during the early afternoon.
Celebratory eclipse events are being planned and will be listed through the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau.