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Fox 17 News, Nashville airing 2-hour Total Solar Eclipse special

(WZTV)

Nashville, middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky have a front row seat for the historic Total Solar Eclipse and Fox 17 is your source of coverage for the best view in America.

Fox 17 News will have extended coverage of this once in a lifetime event from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. We will have crews across our area and across the country.

The partial eclipse will start just before noon before the moon completely blocks out the sun around 1:27 p.m. on Aug. 21. Nashville will be among the areas with a front-row-seat to the eclipse. The moon will cast a shadow smaller than the Earth, meaning only those areas in the shadow will see the eclipse.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said 200,000 are expected to be in Middle Tennessee for the historic event. THP expects traffic to be affected a few days before and a few days after the event.

Fox 17 News will provided coverage from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. that morning as eclipse preparations get under way.

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