20 Tennessee State Parks in or near solar eclipse's "path of totality"
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
Tennessee State Parks said 20 locations are in the "path of totality" for viewing of the highly anticipated total solar eclipse.
On August 21, 2017, Tennessee and Kentucky will be among the states with the best view of the solar event. According to Space.com, it is the first time the path of a solar eclipse will go coast-to-coast since 1918.
The "path of totality" is where the moon will completely block out the view of the sun for a short period of time, according to Tennessee State Parks' website.
While not all states will see the total eclipse, most will see the moon block out at least 80% of the sun. Those not in the "path of totality" will experience a partial eclipse.
Park officials are encouraging early reservations for sky-gazers. The following parks are on or near the path of totality:
Bicentennial Capitol Mall
Cedars of Lebanon
Fall Creek Falls
CLICK HERE for more information about each park and viewing time.