In celebration of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017, which will cross the entire United States of America on August 21, 2017, The Vigo County Conservation Club and their Astronomer-in-Residence; James C. Wallace II, in conjunction with WTHI-TV10 and Chief Meteorologist Kevin Orpurt, will be on site in Carbondale, Illinois, site of maximum totality and duration, to webcast the event live for the enjoyment of those who are unable to travel to the path of totality.
In order to view this webcast, click on the following link on the morning of August 21, then sit back, relax and enjoy the show of a lifetime.
First contact (when the partial phase of the eclipse begins) is expected to occur at 11:52AM CDT (12:52PM EDT). Totality (when the Moon completely covers the Sun) occurs at 1:21Pm CDT (2:21PM EDT) and will last 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Last contact (when the partial phase ends) will occur at 2:50PM CDT (3:50PM EDT).
The webcast will include a 3-camera set-up, including live video from an 8" Celestron Telescope at prime focus to capture first contact and everything leading up to and away from totality, a broadcast camera for the totality (or beauty) shot and a 3rd camera for live interviews, information and live commentary from both Kevin Orpurt and the Vigo County Conservation Club's Astronomer-in-Residence; James C. Wallace II (that's me) during the entire event.
If you just can't get away for this once-in-a-lifetime event, then please join us from the comfort of your computer screen for all the excitement and fun as the Moon's shadow cover us all.