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Where and When Can I See This Total Solar Eclipse

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On the morning of Monday, August 21, 2017, this total solar eclipse will first be  visible to observers in western Oregon. From the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, the shadow of the Moon will race (at times over 2,500 miles per hour) eastward. It will cut across the United States, moving through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and will leave the continent in the afternoon for observers in South Carolina as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean.

Local Viewing Locations and Times

WKU Stadium Club event

WKU Great American Eclipse Premier Event

Experience this once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse at an  exclusive event! 

To reserve tickets call 1-800-5-BIGRED











Lights Out with Student Activities. August 21, 2017. Solar Eclipse viewing. South lawn. 10am-4pm. Food, live music, rides, and more. Don't be left in the dark! WKU Student Activities: Lights Out

Join WKU Student Activities for a special eclipse celebration! Enjoy live music, food, rides, and a prime location to view the Total Solar Eclipse. This event is FREE and is intended only for current WKU students, faculty, and staff.











WKU Ag Research Farm

WKU Ag Expo Solar Eclipse Viewing

The WKU Agriculture Research and Education Center is in the path of totality.  We will be offering a limited number of parking spaces for viewing of the solar eclipse.  See link above for reservation information. 

Parking areas will open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017. 




Warren county library eclipse eventThe Warren County Public Library presents
Picnic In the Park

Join us at the Aviation Heritage Park on Monday, August 21st from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for a picnic in honor of the total solar eclipse!  Bring your own picnic supplies and chairs or blankets and watch the eclipse unfold.





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Solar Express at the Railpark

Join the Historic RailPark & Train Museum for this once in a lifetime event. WGGC will be on-site talking us through each step of the eclipse. Kids activities will include inflatables and Lil’ Toot kiddie train rides. Tickets also include special eclipse viewers and a parking pass on our property. Commemorative t-shirts and concessions will also be available for purchase.


Chaney's Dairy Barn Eclipse Viewing

Join the Chaney's on their state-of-the-art dairy farm where they'll have special Eclipse Ice Cream, self-guided robotic milker tours, and fun activities throughout the day.

See more at the VisitBGKY Eclipse page.



Eclipse image 


Eclipse maps

Interactive Google map
Interactive Google Map

NASA Scientific Visualization Studio
Animated Map for the 2017 Eclipse

Information for School Groups

WKU will welcome area school groups to WKU Houchens - L.T. Smith Stadium on Monday, August 21, 2017 to safely view the eclipse. Details are forthcoming.

Totality starts 1:27:23 p.m., ends 1:28:39 p.m. (1 m 16 s).

School groups will want to allow plenty of time for transportation to and from the WKU Bowling Green Campus.

Please email eclipse@wku.edu for additional information.

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 Last Modified 12/7/18