Hornsby Hollow Campground
Klinker Management LLC
379 Hornsby Hollow Campground LN
Ten Mile TN, 37880
(423)334-1709

Solar Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017

 

Cleveland, TN you are on the southern edge of the path. Same goes for you Chattanooga, and you may not see much of it at all. Sorry Knoxville, you’re a little to North.  But, Hornsby Hollow Campground is in a sweet spot!!

A total solar eclipse will be visible to fortunate observers in the United States along a narrow band, approximately 73 miles (118 km) wide, that crosses twelve states from Oregon to South Carolina. Hornsby Hollow Campground is directly in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017! Campers will see 2 minutes 38 seconds of totality! Almost the longest duration in the entire United States, which is 2m 41s. It will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the southeastern United States since the solar eclipse of March 7, 1970.

This total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017, at 2:32 pm with the partial phase first beginning at 1:03pm. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide.

Protect your eyes.  Don’t be scared away from viewing the eclipse, but be cautious enough to protect your eyes with eclipse glasses.

If, during the progress of a total [solar] eclipse, the gradually diminishing crescent of the sun is watched, nothing remarkable is seen until very near the moment of its total disappearance. But, as the last ray of sunlight vanishes, a scene of unexampled beauty, grandeur, and impressiveness breaks upon the view. The globe of the moon, black as ink, is seen as if it were hanging in mid-air, surrounded by a crown of soft, silvery light, like that which the old painters used to depict around the heads of saints. Besides this "corona", tongues of rose-colored flame of the most fantastic forms shoot out from various points around the edge of the lunar disk. Of these two appearances, the corona was noticed at least as far back as the time of Kepler; indeed, it was not possible for a total eclipse to happen without the spectators seeing it. But it is only within a century that the attention of astronomers has been directed to the rose-colored flames, although an observation of them was recorded in the Philosophical Transactions nearly two centuries ago. They are known by the several names of "flames," "prominences," and "protruberances."
— Simon Newcomb. 1878. Popular Astronomy. New York: Harper & Brothers. p. 252