Mar 21, 2024 - Things to Do

Calling all eclipse chasers

<span style="display: block;text-align: center;">Path of the April 8, 2024 eclipse</span>
Data: NASA; Map: Erin Davis

The 2017 solar eclipse was so mesmerizing that it even left a lasting impression on the cynical authors of the Axios Nashville newsletter.

The intrigue: A total solar eclipse is rare in the United States. There have been just 16 since 1869.

  • Prior to the unforgettable 2017 event, which put Nashville in the path of totality and brought scores of people to the region, the previous total eclipse in the U.S. took place in 1979.

What we're watching: The wait is much shorter this time around, as a total eclipse will cover much of the country on April 8. Nashville will be a short drive from the path of totality.

📣 We want to hear from you. Did the 2017 event turn you into an eclipse chaser? Will you be hitting the road to put yourself in the path of totality?

  • Reply to this email with your 2024 eclipse plans, and we might include them in an upcoming newsletter.
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