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

    Latitude: 37° 05' 00" NLongitude: 88° 36' 00" W
    Duration of Totality*: 2m 21sPartial phase start: 11:54:03AM (CDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
    Totality Start*: 1:22:15PM (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 Paducah!

    Standard Google Map of Paducah and vicinity
    Current Weather Forecast for Paducah
    CURRENT CLOUD COVER:
    LOCAL | NATIONAL
    Visit our "Weather" links above for other great cloud cover forecast maps!

    Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Paducah

    See our instructions page for use of the above map!
    Launch a full-screen version of the above map!

    Paducah, KY


    Paducah is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
    Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 21s 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!
    Eclipse2017.org 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 new Paducah Solar Eclipse 2017 page has launched! 
     
    It will feature celebratory events and additional trip planning resources as they develop - including a lodging list featuring various properties, booking policies and availability which is being coordinated with local lodging partners.

    Paducah, KY is planing a weekend of celebratory eclipse events as a prelude to the Monday afternoon eclipse. Events include concerts, a murder mystery dinner theatre, a Heaven & Earth Psychic Fair and ‘Night at Noon’ featuring Kentucky’s only astronaut, Terry Willcutt. A full list of trip planning information, accommodations, event information and commemorative items can be found at paducah.travel/eclipse.


    Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Paducah


    NOTICE FOR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS!!

    Amateur radio operators from southern Illinois, SE Missouri, NW Kentucky and SW Indiana will be operating from 0001 August 17 through 2359 August 21, 2017 the special events station, W9E. All licensed amateur operators traveling to the area are welcome to attend the event and operate. Repeater talk in frequencies will be published on the w9ry.com/w9e website. For further information contact w9e@w9ry.com or view on w9ry.com/w9e


    A weekend of celebratory eclipse events are being planned as a prelude to the Monday afternoon eclipse including:

     

    Prime public viewing areas will include the expansive Paducah Riverfront featuring a newly constructed riverfront area and extended Schultz Park and the brand new Fountain Avenue Health Park. Eclipse viewing events in Paducah include:



    Pictures of the Paducah area

     


    The truly stunning artwork "Corona II", by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, from the National Quilt Museum Collection.

    It serves as an emblem of Paducah’s eclipse celebrations!





    If you are an official of Paducah, 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!)




     

    Eclipse2017.org 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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