On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky.
This is truly a Great American Eclipse because totality will sweep the nation from Oregon on the Pacific Coast to South Carolina on the Atlantic Coast and will be the first total eclipse visible only in the USA since the country was founded in 1776.
For the complete solar eclipse lowdown click here.
To join the eclipse countdown and find out more about the exciting events taking place in Music City click here. To include a stay in Nashville during the eclipse as part of your tailor-made holiday, call or email the USA experts at Bon Voyage.
Stay in the 'City of Roses', Portland, and take part in a very special wine-themed Eclipse excursion! 'Eclipse the Vines' tour is a once-in-a-lifetime event. The tour will cater to travellers based in Portland and will ditch the city lights for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry viewing party at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. After turning your eyes to the skies for the solar spectacle, you'll celebrate the event like the ancients did and indulge in wine tastings at two Willamette Valley wineries.
The tour will run from 7:00 am - 3:30 pm and includes entry/transport to the viewing party, lunch, wine tastings, and an expert guide. Please contact Bon Voyage to include this as part of your Oregon Eclipse fly-drive holiday.
Departs Portland - 20th August 2017 and is limited to only eight travellers per group. Bon Voyage can include this as part of a tailor made package, please call for full details.
In a strange coincidence, August 21,the day of the 2017 eclipse, carries a lot of significance for tiny Hopkinsville. That’s the day, in 1955, that a local farmhouse in nearby Kelly received an alleged visit from a band of extraterrestrials and a fierce gunfight ensued. Local police and military police from nearby Fort Campbell investigated, and the incident received considerable coverage from the national press.
The community now celebrates the event annually with the “Little Green Men Days” festival. 2017's four-day spectacular will be capped off with a total solar eclipse, and probably considerable UFO conspiracy theories! To include a visit to Hopkinsville in your Eclipse holiday contact Bon Voyage.