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Past eclipses in Tennessee

1869 total eclipse
While Nashville has not seen a total eclipse in modern history, other parts of Tennessee have;
The last total visible from anywhere in Tennessee nicked the upper east corner of the state late in the afternoon of August 7, 1869:

Partial solar eclipses are much more common, and must always be viewed through proper eye protection.

The last partial eclipse visible from Tennessee was just a few years ago: October 23, 2014.
October 2014 partial

Partial eclipses in recent history also occurred in 1963, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1991 - May 10 1994 as part of an annualar eclipse across the US, about 86% total in Nashville - 1998, Christmas Day 2000, 2001, and 2005.
Many of these were just barely partial eclipses, only covering 20-40 percent of the Sun. No one notices these happening unless you know and have proper ways to view the Sun. Perhaps once a decade there is good partial eclipse. These are fun to watch! To actually see the Moon even partly covering the Sun is a very cool event. But it pales in comparison to the sight of a total eclipse.


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