Solar eclipse

Due to anticipated large crowds associated with the solar eclipse at Giant City State Park near Makanda, the park’s horse trails will be closed on Aug. 19-21.  Trail of Tears State Forest: The horse trails at the Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County will remain open and will serve as an...
The upcoming Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be the focus of a program which is planned Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress. The program is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The wetlands center is located at 8885 State Route 37 South. A Galaxy Ride team...
Map from eclipse.siu.edu.
(Editor’s note: the following information was posted on the eclipse.siu.edu website.) On Aug. 21, total solar eclipse path will stretch across the entire United States, reaching its point of greatest duration (GD) a few miles south of Carbondale.  This region in Southern Illinois is not only in the...
The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is scheduled Aug. 18-26 at the Anna City Park in Anna. During the week of this year’s fair, a total solar eclipse will occur. Evening performances at this year’s fair are scheduled to include a queen pageant, Steve Hornbeak and the Main Street Players, a ranch rodeo...
With as many as 200,000 additional people expected to be in Southern Illinois during the solar eclipse weekend, emergency management agencies and local authorities throughout the area have been meeting to insure plans are in place to address any problems that may arise.   Union County Hospital in...
Union County emergency services agencies this week are releasing eclipse safety announcements. The announcements come as local officials prepare for an Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. The eclipse is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Southern Illinois, where the period of totality for the...
On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire United States.   The last total solar eclipse seen coast to coast in the United States was in 1918.   Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 21, people in Illinois will be able to see the...
The upcoming Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be the focus of a program which is planned Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress. The program is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The wetlands center is located at 8885 State Route 37 South. A Galaxy Ride team...
Opportunities will be available at Giant City State Park near Makanda to view the total solar eclipse which will happen on Aug. 21. Park officials have released the following information about the eclipse: Viewing opportunities will be available from a variety of parking lots and designated viewing...
Illinois 4-H is inviting the public to a front row seat for the historic total solar eclipse in August in Southern Illinois, where the sun’s path creates the longest duration of darkness. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, plans to host...

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