On April 8, 2024, Kentucky will see a total eclipse of the Sun. The counties bordering the western part of the state will see totality. The rest of the state will see a partial eclipse of the Sun. Kentucky was the center of attention on August 21, 2017 (greatest eclipse), but this time, that has all shifted westward, with the greatest eclipse occurring in Mexico.

The next total eclipse of the Sun for the state of Kentucky won’t be until October 17, 2153, through the middle of the state.

Eclipses of the Sun happen once every 18 months…on average. The cone of darkness from the Moon is no more than 62 to 166 miles wide as it travels across the Earth’s sunlit surface, depending on how far away the Moon is from the Earth. The Moon, Sun, and Earth must be in the right place and time to see a total eclipse of the Sun for your location. For Kentucky, if you don’t see the eclipse in 2024, then there is always 2153!



All times are obtained from Xavier Jubier’s website!

An excellent site for eclipse information!

United States Naval Observatory or USNO

National Aeronautics & Space Administration