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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Dawson Springs, KY:

Latitude: 37° 10' 02" NLongitude: 87° 41' 33" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 31sPartial phase start: 11:55:55AM (CDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:23:57PM (CDT)
*All times shown are calculated for the lat/long specified above, and are accurate to within a couple of seconds, due mainly to influences of the "edge effects" at the start and end of totality.
For a more detailed explanation of this, please see the "About Accuracy" section of this great 2017 eclipse page by Ernie Wright of NASA!
Please also note that these times have been converted from UTC; if you see times on other sites that say "UTC"/ "UT", or "GMT", those are NOT the local times for you in Dawson Springs!

Standard Google Map of Dawson Springs and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Dawson Springs
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Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Dawson Springs

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Dawson Springs, KY

Dawson Springs is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 31s of totality!

(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the partial phases!)

Do you have a location that could host folks seeking to watch the eclipse?
First, we'd suggest you contact your local Chamber of Commerce and/or Town/City Council.
But then, check out Sky & Telescope Magazine's Marketplace for viewing locations! also has a (paid) Eclipse advertising section, where you can make and post an ad to promote your products and services!


Please be sure to check out Dr. Kate Russo's excellent White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning!

Not where you want to be?
Go back to other KY cities!
Visit community pages for other states


The Dawson Springs eclipse website is live!  Check out the community's plans for eclipse day at:


From the site:

Sky Watchers  all over the world– professionals, amateurs, and the rest of us who are in awe and wonder of the natural world have our sites set on August 21, 2017, for the total solar eclipse of the sun.  This eclipse can be experienced in the USA with a path of totality crossing our Pacific and Atlantic coasts.   While this eclipse will be the first since 1918 to take its path over the USA as described, the ideal location to view it will be nestled in the heart of western Kentucky.

The exact location is situated on the Orchard Dale historical farm, just southwest of Dawson Springs, Kentucky, in the Bainbridge/Sinking Fork area of Christian County.  The duration of totality at this location will be 2 minutes and 40 seconds—the longest opportunity to view the eclipse in the entire world.

Offering an extremely close to the peak viewing opportunity of the total solar eclipse experience with 2 minutes, 32 seconds is the city of Dawson Springs, Kentucky and its surrounding Pennyrile Forest and Park Region.

Not only will the eclipse viewing opportunity be next to a peak performance in the Dawson Springs’ area, the amenities and offering for an ultimate family atmosphere, fun and good time will be second to none.  And, our offerings won’t break the bank!

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Dawson Springs

No viewing plans for Dawson Springs have been submitted to us yet!

Pictures of the Dawson Springs area

No pictures of Dawson Springs have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of Dawson Springs, who is responsible for Eclipse2017 public outreach,
please send us information about your community’s 2017 eclipse plans – so we can share it here with everyone!
(Please note, we are completely swamped with requests, so NO more pictures - and PLEASE give us the text EXACTLY so we can cut and paste it in!) encourages everyone to get into the path of totality on eclipse day,
and see one of the greatest sights the sky has to offer!

(And make sure to have eclipse glasses on hand for everyone!)

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