12 Jul 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Tennessee
Are you making plans to view the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017? We can’t think of a better place to view the eclipse than in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park! There are so many viewing areas available in the park. Tickets to view the eclipse at Clingman’s Dome have already sold out, but there are still a lot of options.
Cades Cove will be an excellent place to view the eclipse. There’s never a bad time to visit Cades Cove. Pack a picnic and spend the day hiking the trails and seeing the historic buildings. The eclipse is estimated to hit our area around 2pm (check for exact times closer to date). When the eclipse happens, you’ll already be in place for the show!
After leaving Gatlinburg, Newfound Gap Road falls into the path of the eclipse. Take a drive over the mountain towards Cherokee and pull into one of the many overlooks. But be aware, parking is very limited and you should plan to arrive very early to ensure a spot.
Have you ever been to Townsend, TN? About a 30 minute drive from Pigeon Forge, Townsend will be another great spot to view the eclipse.
Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are not in the path of the total eclipse, but all three cities are only a short drive away from the path.
Regardless of where you view the eclipse, you’ll need eclipse glasses to view all phases. And of course, if you’re in the Smoky Mountain area to view the eclipse, please make plans to have breakfast with us that morning!
August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse. http://flapjacks.com/groups-events/
Receive a free pair of solar glasses with any breakfast entrée purchase on August 21, 2017 at any Flapjack’s location in Tennessee. Limit 1 per customer. Offer valid August 21, 2017 only. Open at 7am. Must mention keyword “solar glasses” to your server upon arrival to receive glasses. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Call 865-774-8004 with questions.
We cannot be held responsible for any damage caused from viewing the eclipse on August 21 or any other event. The eclipse glasses being distributed during this promotion were purchased from TSE17 (http://www.110th.de/), an authorized dealer of eclipse glasses and listed as a reputable vendor by NASA. These glasses are marked with the ISO 12312-2 code.
Refer to https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety for more information regarding safety during the 2017 Solar Eclipse.