On Aug. 21, everyone in the contiguous 48 states will have a chance to see a partial eclipse of the sun. But if you want to see a total eclipse, you need to be within 70 miles of the "path of totality" that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina.
And Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is squarely in that path. The town is preparing for 100,000 eclipse-watchers to descend this coming weekend, and businesses are hoping to profit from the eclipse economy.
This segment aired on August 16, 2017.
- In Hopkinsville, Officials And Businesses Eye Solar Eclipse’s Economic Boon
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- Eclipse Chasers Go All Out For Glimpse Of Totality
- Planning To Watch The Eclipse? Here's What You Need To Protect Your Eyes
- Go See It, Eclipse Chasers Urge. 'Your First Time Is Always Special'
- The Solar Eclipse Is Coming. But How Do We Know, And When Did We Know It?