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Mt. Juliet celebrated the rare total solar eclipse at Charlie Daniels Park

The community came together to share a once in a lifetime event, the total solar eclipse.

The City of Mt Juliet TN, along with the Mt Juliet Chamber hosted a “Solar Eclipse Viewing Event” August 21, 2017.

The event was at Charlie Daniels Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There were activities for the whole family, including live music, food trucks, vendors, face painting, field day activities, inflatables and much more.

The event was free but Eclipse Survival Kits were on sale and all proceeds went to the local nonprofit, Friends of Mt Juliet Parks and Greenways.

The eclipse carved a narrow path from west to east, across 14 U.S. states. Being in the path of totality is the only way to experience the phase of totality for the eclipse.

Luckily for Mt. Juliet residents, the city is right on that path.

There were two minutes and twenty-four seconds of totality in Mt. Juliet.

From the Kentucky-Tennessee border the moon’s shadow traveled approximately 188 miles along the centerline in about seven minutes, with an average speed of 1,611 miles-per-hour.

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