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Eclipse 2017

Date: 2017-08-21
Location: Hopkinsville, KY

Declination, Magnetic

If you're going to use a compass to set-up your telescope, you'll possibly want to know the declination if you're going to use the True North method, no?

NOAA Magnetic Field Calculators
Hopkinsville, KY
Date: 2017-08-21
Model Used: WMM2015
Latitude: 36° 52' 1" N
Longitude: 87° 28' 34" W
Declination: 3° 20' W ± 0° 21'
Changing by: 0° 5' W per year


Route To City Park, Baker Hill 200 Baker Hill Road Princeton KY

Interactive Google map that begins near Hopkinsville, TN - but you can scroll and resize for any part of the country.

Route from hotel to Princeton, KY (Walmart Super Store)

Route from hotel to Hopkinsville

Dunbar State Park, Clarksville, TN.

Sweet Spot

Sweet spot Sweet spot West of Hopkinsville.

Length of Totallity

Hopkinsville Hopkinsville length of totality.


Hopkinsville Hopkinsville declination on August 21, 2017.

Link to NASA Declination calculator.


Our House (local HD)


Predicting Eclipses

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Eclispse 8.21.17


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wiki/misc/170821_eclipse.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/23 08:43 by terrill