2017 Eclipse – Southern Illinois Hosts the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 and 2024

2017 eclipse - Southern Illinois

2017 Total Solar Eclipse – Southern Illinois

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Below is a collection of graphics, pictures and details about the 2017 Eclipse happening in Carbondale Illinois on August the 21st, 2017 and again on April 8th, 2024. Content is provided by Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Tourism and NASA.

A Total Solar Eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon in which the moon passes in between the Sun and Earth unveiling a solar corona as the Moon’s shadow crosses the Earth. This only occurs during the new moon. Carbondale boasts the spot for the longest and clearest duration of the total solar eclipse at 2 minutes and 38 seconds. NASA will be on location filming the eclipse along with thousands of other fans. We hope to see you there.

This page is brought to you by 710 Bookstore on the strip in Carbondale and the Saluki Team Store in the University Mall. Stop into either of our locations and all Eclipse purchase customers get a free entry into our ECLIPSE PARTY PACKAGE GIVEAWAY valued at over $350.

Click below for the SAFETY FIRST guide for Eclipse Safety brought to you by
SIU Carbondale Physics Department

Click below to go to the eclipse page brought to you by Southern Illinois University

Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium

Get Tickets

Saluki Stadium is the focal point of the eclipse observation event, where the public is invited to a guided eclipse experience emceed by Mat Kaplan of Planetary Radio. Guests will see the eclipse happening live overhead while watching and participating in a variety of edutainment activities developed in conjunction with our partners including, NASA Eclipse 2017, the Adler Planetarium of Chicago, the Louisiana Space Consortium, The Science Center of Southern Illinois and other related groups.

Visitors will be able to see live coverage of the eclipse across America through the eyes of NASA, anchored by NASA Edge from the campus of SIU Carbondale. Additional events on campus will include scientific talks leading up to the eclipse, the Crossroads Festival (food, carnival, entertainment, Aug. 18-21), Crossroads Comic-Con in the SIU Student Center (Aug. 19-20), the Crossroads Astronomy Science and Technology Expo in the SIU Arena (Aug. 20-21), the Crossroads Art and Craft Fair (Aug. 20-21), additional open viewing areas, and much more. Tickets for the stadium event are required. Additional campus events are free and open to the public. More information on NASA Eclipse2017 is available at eclipse2017.nasa.gov.

2017 Eclipse - Southern Illinois


Carbondale Eclipse Marketplace

August 19 @ 8:00 AMAugust 21 @ 5:00 PM UTC-6

Join us for live music, great food, and an unforgettable astronomical experience in Carbondale, Illinois. Marketplace hours will be on Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m-8p.m and Monday from 8a.m-3p.m. The marketplace will be located in the parking lot of First Mid Illinois Bank, 815 S. University Ave in downtown Carbondale. Vendors are being accepted now and are encourage to apply before the April 30,2017 deadline. Click here to get involved!

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2017 Eclipse - Southern Illinois




2017 Eclipse - Southern Illinois

10 thoughts on “2017 Eclipse – Southern Illinois Hosts the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 and 2024”

  1. I have purchased two seats in Saluki stadium for my wife and myself. We have another couple with us who will be sitting next to us. However, I need room enough to set up my tripod to shoot the eclipse.
    That may require me to stand somewhere else besides the seats in the stadium. The seating area may not accommodate my tripod and camera, and would undoubtedly interfere with others in the seats.
    Where should I go to set up my camera? On the field? Outside the stadium? Will anyone be there to help direct me? We have parking a ticket for lot A.

    I went to Turkey in 2006 and was successful in getting great pictures of the total eclipse then. I hope to duplicate that experience in Carbondale.
    I’m eagerly looking forward to hearing from you.
    I have tickets to the stadium for the eclipse, and a ticket for parking in lot A.
    I will need a place to stand to use my camera on a tripod. Where should I go?
    Will there be someone there to help me? Should I shoot from the parking lot?
    Thank you.

    Jeffrey Chouinard
    1038 W. Loyola Ave,
    Chicago IL 60626

    1. Hello Jeffrey, I have forwarded your request to SIU Eclipse Event Planning. Someone in that department should be contacting you soon. I think they have space set aside for photographic purposes.

      If not, here is their address.

      Happy viewing!

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