Total Eclipse of the Park

August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

12:00 pm To 3:00 pm

4209 Nashville Highway, Chapel Hill, TN, United States

http://bit.ly/totaleclipseinthepark

FREE

931-364-2222

Event Description

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will sweep across the United States from approximately noon until 3:00 PM (Central Time).

This is the first total solar eclipse to affect the continental U.S. since 1979, and 20 of Tennessee’s state parks fall in the “path of totality.” Join us for “Total Eclipse in the Park” celebrations the weekend prior and stick around for viewing celebrations.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon lines up perfectly in front of the sun. This creates a silhouette effect that covers the sun from view and casts the moon’s shadow on the earth. Over the course of several hours on the moon and sun will slowly pass one another, with the moon covering more and more of the sun until it climaxes with a total eclipse.

The total eclipse is only one aspect of a weekend full of activities that will stretch your mind and your legs. It’s not just about seeing the eclipse.

This is a chance for children and adults to learn about space and the outdoors. It’s a chance to experience one of the rarest celestial phenomenons in your lifetime in some of the prettiest destinations in the South.

 

STAY OVERNIGHT AT AN ECLIPSE PARK

Visitors are encouraged to reserve cabins, campgrounds, and inn rooms before they are booked full. There is a three-night minimum for cabins and campsites. There is a two night minimum for inn rooms. Special rates will apply for the eclipse weekend.

Which parks will be good for viewing the total eclipse?

The following parks fall in or near the path of totality and are great locations to view the solar eclipse:

  • Bicentennial Capitol MallDuration of Totality: 1 min 55 secs
    • For more information about the park, click here.
  • Bledsoe Creek – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 39 secs
    • For more information about the park and camping, click here.
  • Burgess Falls – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 37 secs
    • For more information about the park, click here.
  • Cedars of Lebanon Duration of Totality: 2 mins 19 secs
    • For more information about the park, cabins and camping, click here.
  • Cumberland Mountain – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 34 secs
    • For more information about the park, cabins, camping, and restaurant, click here.
  • Cumberland Trail (Head of Sequatchie) – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 39 secs
    • For more information about the park, click here.
  • Cummins Falls – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 37 secs
    • For more information about the park, click here.
  • Dunbar CaveDuration of Totality: 2 mins 25 secs
  • Edgar Evins – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 38 secs
    • For more information about the park, cabins and camping, click here.
  • Fall Creek Falls – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 24 secs
    • For more information about the park, inn, cabins, camping, and restaurant, click here.
  • Frozen Head – Duration of Totality: 34 secs
    • For more information about the park and camping, click here.
  • Henry Horton – Duration of Totality: 24 secs (a short drive outside of park)
    • For more information about the park, inn, cabins, camping, and restaurant, click here.
  • Hiwassee-Ocoee – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 10 secs
    • For more information about the park and camping, click here.
  • Long HunterDuration of Totality: 2 mins 4 secs
    • For more information about the park and camping, click here.
  • Montgomery Bell – Duration of Totality: 9 secs (a short drive outside of park)
    • For more information about the park, inn, cabins, camping, and restaurant,  click here.
  • Paris Landing – Duration of Totality: 14 secs (at a site minutes outside of park)
    • For more information about the park, inn, cabins, camping, and restaurant, click here.
  • Port Royal – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 32 secs
    • For more information about the park, click here.
  • Radnor Lake – Duration of Totality: 1 min 15 secs
    • For more information about the park, click here.
  • Rock Island – Duration of Totality: 2 mins 24 secs
    • For more information about the park, cabins and camping, click here.
  • Standing Stone – Duration of Totality: 1 min 23 secs
    • For more information about the park, cabins and camping, click here.

Click here for more details: http://bit.ly/totaleclipseinthepark

 

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