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Nashville, Middle Tennessee Will Be In Total Darkness During 2017 Eclipse

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Posted at 7:18 PM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:39:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's an event 500 years in the making, and it will put Middle Tennessee in total darkness.

A total eclipse of the sun will happen exactly two years from Friday.

It will be the first time in five centuries that a full solar eclipse will happen in this area.

The folks at the Adventure Science Center have already been planning special events.

“This is truly a once in a lifetime even that you’ve got to make plans to see because global eclipse chases will be coming from all over the world,” said Jeff Krinks, of the Adventure Science Center. “They’re going to be descending on Middle Tennessee and really across our whole country, but Nashville is the biggest city that really the entire city itself will be covered in darkness. No other place in the country, no other city as large as Nashville, will have that, so it’s pretty special.”

Experts said Nashville will be in total darkness for about two minutes.

While the eclipse is happening scientists said don't look directly at the sun because it could damage your eyes.

They said you can view it through special lenses and devices you can make at home.