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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Tellico Plains, TN:

Latitude: 35° 21' 46" NLongitude: 84° 17' 39" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 38sPartial phase start: 1:04:33PM (EDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 2:33:14PM (EDT)
*All times shown are calculated for the lat/long specified above, and are accurate to within a couple of seconds, due mainly to influences of the "edge effects" at the start and end of totality.
For a more detailed explanation of this, please see the "About Accuracy" section of this great 2017 eclipse page by Ernie Wright of NASA!
Please also note that these times have been converted from UTC; if you see times on other sites that say "UTC"/ "UT", or "GMT", those are NOT the local times for you in Tellico Plains!

Standard Google Map of Tellico Plains and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Tellico Plains
Visit our "Weather" links above for other great cloud cover forecast maps!

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Tellico Plains

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Tellico Plains, TN

Tellico Plains is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 38s of totality!

(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the partial phases!)

Do you have a location that could host folks seeking to watch the eclipse?
First, we'd suggest you contact your local Chamber of Commerce and/or Town/City Council.
But then, check out Sky & Telescope Magazine's Marketplace for viewing locations! also has a (paid) Eclipse advertising section, where you can make and post an ad to promote your products and services!


Please be sure to check out Dr. Kate Russo's excellent White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning!

Not where you want to be?
Go back to other TN cities!
Visit community pages for other states


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Tellico Plains

Standing in the Shadow of the Moon
in Tellico Plains, TN

All events will take place behind the Charles Hall Museum and the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center located at 225 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385

August 19th:  noon-9:00pm

SongFarmers of Tellico Plains will be playing music on the grounds, Spaced-themed movies will be playing in the Charles Hall Museum as well as the Cherohala Visitor Center from noon until 8:00pm. Starry Night in Tellico Plains#Milky Way Star Party will take place between 8:00pm and 10:00pm. Bring chairs, binoculars, telescope if desired - and enjoy!

August 20th:  9:00- 5:00

Star themed videos will be shown throughout the day.

August 21st:  7:00am until 5:00pm

A southern view of the sky will provide an excellent view of the eclipse. Please bring chairs, sunscreen, drinks, and ECLIPSE VIEWING GLASSES while supplies last they will be available to purchase.

McKee promotions will start the Eclipse Party with star themed music, Cherokee Story Teller will entertain with traditional and historical Cherokee stories about the Milky Way and the Cherokees connection with the sun, moon, and the stars.

For more information please feel free to reach out to:

Nicole Yates Peels, Director
Monroe County Department of Tourism
225 Cherohala Skyway
Tellico Plains, TN 37385

Websites: /

Office: 423.253-8010 or Cell: 423.519.3778

Pictures of the Tellico Plains area

No pictures of Tellico Plains have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of Tellico Plains, who is responsible for Eclipse2017 public outreach,
please send us information about your community’s 2017 eclipse plans – so we can share it here with everyone!
(Please note, we are completely swamped with requests, so NO more pictures - and PLEASE give us the text EXACTLY so we can cut and paste it in!) encourages everyone to get into the path of totality on eclipse day,
and see one of the greatest sights the sky has to offer!

(And make sure to have eclipse glasses on hand for everyone!)

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