The 2017 Solar Eclipse is finally here and Kentucky is one of the best states for viewing the eclipse. Here’s your guide on what time of day the eclipse is visible in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the map and path of totality, weather forecasts, traffic news and more.
ECLIPSE TIME: The duration of the eclipse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky is reported to last two minutes and forty seconds. Totality of the eclipse will be visible in Hopkinsville from at 1:24 p.m. to 1:27 p.m. local time.
WEATHER: Clear skies are expected in Hopkinsville, Kentucky today, according to Weather.com. Temperatures will be in the late 80’s and 90’s today.
PATH WIDTH: 71.1 miles for Kentucky.
TRAFFIC: Expect heavy traffic, especially since bus loads of people are traveling into town. The mayor has predicted over 100,000 visitors to the town.
MAPS & PATH: The eclipse zone includes dozens of cities and towns across the state of Kentucky, including Hopkinsville, Princeton, Cadiz, Benton, Eddyville, Dawson Springs, Paducah, Madisonville, Central City, Russellville, and Bowling Green, as reported by KY Solar Eclipse.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: According to Times Free Press, the town is known as Ground Zero for the eclipse and the Hopkinsville Mayor, Carter Hendricks, has proclaimed his community “Eclipseville, USA.” Hendricks also said that he expects the direct economic impact of all the visitors to the town for the eclipse to be well over $30 million for the community and its businesses.