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Wed August 22, 2012
Science and Tech

Kentucky Ground Zero for 2017 Eclipse

At 1:24 p.m. CDT on Aug. 21, 2017, the sky will go dark for 2 minutes and 40 seconds and the stars will come out. The reason for that is, at that moment, a total eclipse of the sun will take place, and the best place to watch it will be just northwest of Hopkinsville, where the eclipse will last longer than anywhere else on earth. “We have been getting emails for five years about this, and we have five more years to go,” said Cheryl Cook, executive director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “People are already calling for hotel rooms, but the hotels don’t book that far out.”