Nashville has a number of places to safely watch and enjoy next Monday’s total solar eclipse.
Interstates and the travel lanes of busy city streets ARE NOT among them. No eclipse-related road closures are planned. Citizens are strongly cautioned against walking into streets or stopping on an interstate to view the eclipse. Doing so is inherently dangerous.
Nashvillians and our visitors are encouraged to plan where they intend to watch the eclipse and head there early. Among the local places for Eclipse viewing are:
· Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard
· Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Pike
· First Tennessee Park, 19 Jr Gilliam Way
· Centennial Park, 2500 West End Avenue
· Radnor Lake, 1160 Otter Creek Road
· Edwin & Percy Warner Parks, located off Highway 100
· Cedar Hill Park, 860 Old Hickory Boulevard in Madison
· Beaman Park, 5911 Old Hickory Boulevard
· Shelby Bottoms, 1900 Davidson Street
· Shelby Park, Shelby Avenue at S. 20th Street
· Peeler Park, off Neelys Bend Road in Madison
· Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Boulevard
· Bicentennial Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Parkway
· General Jackson Showboat, 2812 Opryland Drive
· Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive
· The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane
The partial eclipse of the sun begins at 11:58 a.m. The start of totality begins at 1:27p.m. for 1 minute 55 seconds. The partial eclipse ends at 2:54 p.m.
Citizens are cautioned against looking directly at the uneclipsed sun. That can cause serious damage to the eyes. Persons should use special certified solar viewers/glasses.
Also, as a reminder, Metro Nashville Public Schools are closed on Monday.