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Solar Eclipse Trip 1 - Move on to Solar Eclipse Trip 2    See Our 2 Minute Video
In 2013, when I learned that Hopkinsville, Kentucky would experience the longest totality of the 2017 solar eclipse, I booked a room right away. Being a science/astronomy buff, I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse. In August, Ryan's family met us in Hopkinsville, Kentucky for the longest totality of the 2017 solar eclipse. For 2 minutes & 41 seconds it turned night, stars came out & the sun's corona was spectacularly visible. It was an experience we will never forget! On April 8 2024, when the next U.S. solar eclipse crosses from Texas to Maine, we will be somewhere, with Ryan's family and Alan, to view it. There are only two more U.S. solar eclipses this century, in 2045 & 2099, so 2024 (see zoom map here) may be your last chance to experience this rare celestial event. Don't miss it!

   
1 & 2. Hopkinsville hosted a festival to celebrate the longest totality of the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

   
1 & 2. We beat the crowds this day, but the night before there were thousands of people on the streets!

   
1 & 2. Reece & Amelia enjoyed a few minutes of bungee jumping!

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