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Hundreds of flights slated to land at Clarksville Regional Airport to view solar eclipse

(Fox 17 News, Nashville)

About 200 flights were reserved t land at Clarskville Regional Airport Monday to view the historic total solar eclipse.

Sky-gazers can look to the stars at 1:25 p.m. CST on August 21 to see the moon pass completely in front of the sun, causing a shadow to be cast across the earth. The sky will appear dark during this time and visible light during the totality is the sun's outer atmosphere, the corona.

The airport will see about 2 minutes and 18 seconds of totality, which is among the longest is the nation. This solar eclipse is the first to cut a path from coast-to-coast in 99 years.

The flights coming in are from the U.S. and Canada. Airport spokespeople tell Fox 17 News on a normal day, they have about 20 flights reserved.

Pilots who want a slightly different perspective are going up with the planes on Monday.


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