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1:01 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Want to Experience the Longest Possible Solar Eclipse in 2017? Head to Hopkinsville

A solar eclipse captured earlier this year in Taiwan.
SSR2000 Wikimedia Commons

On August 21, 2017, Hopkinsville, Kentucky will be the place to be.

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 as the Associated Press reports, the area is already seeing a boost in tourism from people who are planning five years in advance.

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