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   Reserve Your Site for any Event         NOTICE: We have NO vacancies for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, 8/20-21   

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

eclipse2017.nasa.gov  Live video streams available on 8/21/17

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous US saw a total eclipse was in 1979.

Some in the U.S. will be able to see a total solar eclipse, where the moon will completely cover the sun. The “path of totality”, shown on the map below, stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. Those outside the path will still see a partial eclipse, where the moon will cover a portion of the sun. This total solar eclipse is fully visible in Cookeville, and Center Hill Campground has an even better view. This is a rare and spectacular event that can only be fully experienced along a relatively narrow strip (about 70 miles wide) on the Earth's surface.
Please read the warning below.

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse
Cookeville: Total Solar Eclipse
CHC: Total Solar Eclipse

Click the map for a larger view

We are extending the checkout time for eclipse day, you may stay
until 4:00pm on 8/21/17 without incurring any additional charges.

Cookeville times:
Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 12:01 pm, approx. 12:00 pm at CHC
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm, approx. 1:29 pm at CHC
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm, approx. 2:55 pm at CHC

Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Totality: 2 minutes, 34 seconds, or more at CHC
Magnitude: 1.01

Where to look at totality:
Altitude: 64.06 degrees
Bearing: 205.99 degrees (SSW)
For more information, click here.


You must use special glasses to protect
your eyes while viewing this eclipse.
Follow the instructions in the chart below.
You may also use a projector. Get instructions below the chart.

We are giving away free glasses
to the first 50 campers to register (check in).

You will receive an instruction chart
like the one below with your free glasses.

Please follow these directions carefully.
You can severely damage your eyes
permanently if you don't.

No eclipse glasses?
You may also create a box projector to view the eclipse. Find instructions here.
Instructions for a really simple pinhole projector can be found here.

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