Crossing the old Louisville and Nashville railways, in this small town, people remember its Civil War camp, and you will see the first sign. -
There are new expectations for rural areas, which will be the best viewing sites on the first coast. -to-
The coastal total solar eclipse swept across the United States in 1999.
"We've talked a lot.
It's exciting to get all these people together, "said Juliet. -
Anna Carlyle is the owner of a health boutique in downtown Hopkinsville.
"We live across town, but we decided to camp in the store.
I don't want to get stuck in a traffic jam or open this store.
"Tens of thousands of people-
It is estimated that as many as 100,000 people come from Japan and South Africa. -
Eclipses will be observed in the region, where communities are small and large, preparing for an influx of pressures on resources and infrastructure.
Hopkinsville, a city of about 32,000 people, is the birthplace of the Sleeping Prophet Edgar Case and the closest place to the eclipse. -
When the axis of the Moon's shadow cone passes nearest to the Earth's center.
Hopkinsville has the longest duration of total solar eclipse. -at 1:24 p. m. CDT Aug.
21. The moon will pass in front of the sun and cast darkness on the rolling farmland, plunging it into darkness for about 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
This cosmic event even attracted the attention of the Vatican.
The Vatican Observatory President Guy consolmagno brothers are traveling 5,000 miles to watch the eclipse and give a speech on faith and science at a church in Hopkinsville.
"Everyone is talking about the eclipse because they think it's a very good opportunity.
"It provides unique scientific experience for lunar eclipse trackers from around the world," said Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks.
"Hopkinsville on the international map, they are very excited.
They are very happy to receive tourists from all over the world.
Hendricks says the city understands its place on the road to integrity. -
Total darkness, day short into night-
About 10 years ago, more than half a million dollars were spent on preparations.
It's not just the weather that matters most to him. -
Clouds or rain in the afternoon of an eclipse-
But people didn't show up.
"The good news for us is that science is on our side. It's going to be a sunny, hot day," Hendricks said.
"If it's cloudy, then we have to deal with this reality as much as possible and help people get to other places.
But if somehow we are overburdened and overwhelmed by the size of the population, that's a big problem for me.
Preparations outside Hopkinsville extended to rural Christian counties.
The city has consulted the government.
Matt Bevan stationed the National Guard in two parts of the county. -
A lane that helps control traffic.
The country gave Hopkinsville-
A $300,000 upgrade grant for Christian County Airport.
Public Security Officers-
Coordination with fire departments, law enforcement officers, doctors and hospitals in dealing with emergencies.
More than 20 local events are planned, including three. -
A day's music festival, a Bourbon Whiskey tasting party and a festival in memory of Kelly-
It is reported that "Little Green Man" landed at Kelly nearby on August 8. 21, 1955.
The eclipse is expected to have an economic impact of $30 million in Christian County.
Carlisle, who opened the Maliburin Health and Harmony Mall about a year ago, designed a one-month eclipse. -themed T-
There are Hopkinsville shirts in latitude and longitude.
Most hotels are sold out.
Hopkinsville plans to turn off street lights near its designated observation area so that visitors can make full use of the eclipse experience.
Brooke Jung, City Eclipse-
The coordinator said that observers would be able to see the shadow of the moon stretching over land.
"It looks like dusk outside.
You will see the stars.
Four planets will be visible-
Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury.
You will notice that the temperature has dropped by 5 to 10 degrees.
"You'll notice that animals get a little lost.
Birds will think it's night and they'll get into their habitat.
Some plants that close at night will be closed.
The last total solar eclipse swept across the United States. S. was in 1918.
This year, 14 states from the Pacific Northwest to the lowlands of South Carolina will be completely in darkness.
NASA says there are 391 million people in the United States. S.
You can see at least part of it.