Total Solar Eclipse 2017 in Nashville
In August 2017, a total solar eclipse will stretch across the United States for the first time since 1979. Where will you be?
In 2017, Nashville will be the largest city in the path of the solar eclipse. Depending on where you are located in the Nashville area, you could see up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds of complete darkness.
What is a solar eclipse?
Not to be confused with a lunar eclipse, a total solar eclipse is when the moon blocks the sun out entirely. Theoretically speaking, totality can last up to 7 minutes and 30 seconds, though most solar eclipses are shorter. Approximately once every 18 months, a total solar eclipse is visible somewhere on the Earth’s surface.
Where do I see the total solar eclipse?
It is suggested that you be as close to the center of the path to experience this phenomenon. If you are traveling to Nashville for the total solar eclipse, driving about 20-30 miles North of the city will give you the best view.
Here are some tips if this will be your first solar eclipse:
• Bring eclipse viewing glasses! Prior to the totality of the solar eclipse, you will need these to look at it. Only in totality can you look at the eclipse with no eyewear.
• Sunscreen is a must. While waiting for the eclipse, you could be in the sun for a few hours. Nashville summers are hot and sunny, keep your skin protected!
• Get as close to the center of totality. Many sources say that experience a total solar eclipse is a jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind experience.
Interested in bringing your group to Nashville for the total solar eclipse? Contact us now! People from all over the world come to see the total solar eclipse. Since Nashville in the largest city in its path, we’re expecting the city to fill with many umbraphiles.