space http://wfpl.org en Want to Experience the Longest Possible Solar Eclipse in 2017? Head to Hopkinsville http://wfpl.org/post/want-experience-longest-possible-solar-eclipse-2017-head-hopkinsville <p>On August 21, 2017, Hopkinsville, Kentucky will be the place to be.</p><p>That's because on that date, the total solar eclipse of the sun will last longer in Hopkinsville than anywhere else in the world. Of course, it'll still only last about two minutes and 40 seconds. But <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48867741/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.UEYG4SLNncs" target="_blank">as the Associated Press reports</a>, the area is already seeing a boost in tourism from people who are planning five years in advance.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:01:40 +0000 Erica Peterson 1543 at http://wfpl.org Want to Experience the Longest Possible Solar Eclipse in 2017? Head to Hopkinsville