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 or find us at the Arena for the Space Expo, the Arena parking lot for the CROSSROADS FESTIVAL or at the FOOTBALL STADIUM FOR THE ECLIPSE EVENT AND SHOW.

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

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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

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 Total Solar Eclipse



    1. We can’t make any promises but we have about 1000 of the right now. They will be at the Saluki Team Store in the mall, at 710 on 819 S. Illinois Ave, and over at the Football stadium on Eclipse Day

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