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    Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Etowah, TN:

    Latitude: 35° 19' 24" NLongitude: 84° 31' 30" W
    Duration of Totality*: 2m 28sPartial phase start: 1:04:05PM (EDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
    Totality Start*: 2:32:54PM (EDT)
    *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 Etowah!

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    CURRENT CLOUD COVER:
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    Etowah, TN


    Etowah is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
    Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 28s 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 TN cities!
    Visit community pages for other states

     


    Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Etowah

    Bill McConkey, physics instructor at McMinn Central High School (located between Etowah and Englewood), is planning a “Great American solar eclipse” party on the campus of Central High School.  We invite everyone who like to safely view the eclipse onto our campus on August 21, 2017.  My students will be available to speak to local elementary schools and to local civic clubs.  This will be a once in a many life time events and we want everyone to take advantage of this that desires to do so.  Myself and my students will have a few telescopes set up with solar filters as well as safe viewing devices that will have a rear projection set up with pin-hole camera type boxes.  We would like to invite anyone with a good telescope and safe solar lens to aid us in letting others watch as well.  Everyone is invited to our campus and if you have plans to bring a telescope or any equipment to aid with viewing, or if you plan to visit our campus, just so we can plan on the number of non-students attending, please let me know at wmcconkey@mcminnschools.com.

    We will begin our event early in the day with letting students who wish to, view the sun through one of our telescopes or cameras set up with solar filters to safely look at the sun and will continue past lunch as the eclipse begins, through the eclipse into totality and then into the early evening as it passes out of the shadow.  For those who are interested we will still be on campus with students who desire to view night time targets as well.

    We will be taking orders through our engineering club for anyone who would like to buy certified safe solar glasses also, just contact me here at the high school, 423-263-5541 or by email, wmcconkey@mcminnschools.com.  Thanks, and happy viewing.



    Pictures of the Etowah area

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    If you are an official of Etowah, 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!
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    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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