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August 16, 2017

Nashville's going dark, y'all.

Monday, August 21st, 2017 the TOTAL eclipse is happening. I'm not sure if I'm excited or a little scared. You have to admit, it's kind of freaky. But, totally badass at the same time. 

Like, this is a once in a lifetime thing to see. 

What is it? 
It's a solar eclipse where the moon passes between the sun and the earth. In doing so, it blocks all/some of the sun for about 3 hours. (from given locations) With this eclipse, the longest period when the moon totally blocks the sun will be about 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Cool thing: The last time the US was able to see something so spectacular was in 1979. What were you doing in 1979? Oh yeah, that's right.... most of us weren't even born yet. 



Where can I see this?
Anyone in the US will be able to see a partial eclipse. (where the moon covers only a part of the sun) In order for you to see a TOTAL eclipse, you'll need to do a little traveling if you aren't in one of the states below... 

Oregon
Idaho
Wyoming
Montana
Nebraska
Iowa
Kansas
Missouri
Illinois
Kentucky
Tennessee
Georgia
& North + South Carolina.

The total eclipse will end in Charleston, SC at 2:48PM EDT. 

The longest segment of the eclipse will be in Carbondale, IL. 2 minutes and 40 SOLID seconds of straight up dark. (insert being slightly freaked out here) 



Total eclipse information for Nashvillians
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

 

PUBLIC VIEWING LOCATIONS FOR NASH
***Mayor's Viewing Party at First Tennessee Park
Acme Feed & Seed
Adventure Science Center
Aj's Good Time Bar
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Belle Meade Plantation
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park 
The Bridge Building
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
City Winery Nashville
Dave & Buster's Music City Eclipse Watch Party
Elliston 23
FGL House
Fontanel Nashville
First Center for Visual Arts
General Jackson Showboat
The George Jones
Grand Ole Opry
Green Door Gourmet
Hard Rock Cafe
Hemingway's Hideaway from the Sun
Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbuilt
Howl at the Moon Music Festival
L.A. Jackson
Lane Motor Museum
Mellow Mushroom on Broadway
Nashville Paddle Company
Nashville Shores
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
New Heights Brewing Company
Nudie's Honky Tonk
Paddle Up
Pancho & Lefty's
Pinewood Social
Pontoon Saloon
River Queen Voyages
Smith & Lentz Brewing
Sumner County's Events
TailGate Beer
Tennessee Brew Works
Third Man Records
Tin Roof - Broadway
Tin Roof - Demonbreun
Trevecca Nazarene University SolarFest
Union Station Hotel
UP - a rooftop lounge
Wilson County Fair

METRO NASHVILLE PARKS (path of totality)
Beaman Park
Bells Bend
Cedar Hill Park
Centennial Park
Edwin and Percy Warner
Fort Negley
Hadley Park
Peeler Park
Shelby Bottoms

TENNESSEE STATE PARKS (path of totality)
Bledsoe Creek
Burgess Falls
Cedars of Lebanon
Cumberland Mountain
Edgar Evans
Fall Creek Falls
Radnor Lake
Rock Island
Standing Stone

What should you wear to a total eclipse party? 
A BLACKOUT Nash or BLACKOUT Smash hat. Duh. 
>>>NASH BLACKOUT HATS <<< click to shop! 


For safety viewing tips visit: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety
Article credits to: 
http://www.visitmusiccity.com/eclipse/watch
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety





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