WATCHING THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IN NASHVILLE
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Partial eclipse begins: 11:58 a.m. CDT
Start of totality: 1:27 p.m. CDT
Total eclipse duration: 1 minute 55 seconds
End of totality: 1:29 p.m. CDT
Partial eclipse ends: 2:54 p.m. CDT
Times are accurate for viewing in downtown Nashville and may vary slightly based on exact location.
Note that the total solar eclipse will be seen in Nashville and locations north and east. Areas south and west of Nashville will only see a partial solar eclipse. Places such as Columbia, Dickson, Fairview, Franklin, Kingston Springs, and Spring Hill will only see a partial eclipse.
- The total solar eclipse first enters the state at 1:25 p.m. CDT and leaves the state at 2:36 p.m. EDT (due to the time zone change). The Moon’s shadow rushes across the Earth’s surface at about 1,800 miles per hour.
- The entire event lasts about 3 hours, from the start of the partial eclipse through totality until the Moon is no longer overlapping the Sun.
PUBLIC VIEWING LOCATIONS
Metro Nashville Parks in path of totality:
- Beaman Park
- Bells Bend
- Cedar Hill Park
- Edwin and Percy Warner
- Fort Negley
- Peeler Park
- Shelby Bottoms
Nashville attractions in path of totality:
- Adventure Science Center
- Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, location of the Italian Lights Festival
- First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds
- Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
- Paddle Up
Points marked blue are the Metro Nashville Parks and points marked red are Nashville attractions.
Tennessee State Parks in path of totality:
- Bledsoe Creek
- Burgess Falls
- Cedars of Lebanon
- Cumberland Mountain
- Edgar Evans
- Fall Creek Falls
- Radnor Lake
- Rock Island
- Standing Stone