https://www.wfiwradio.com/eclipse/ A live link to NASA's solar eclipse coverage from our sister station WFIW
Excitement is building for a total solar eclipse that will be visible in a 70-mile-wide path in southern Illinois on Aug. 21. While crowd estimates vary, at least 145,000 people are expected to travel to the totality area in 18 southern Illinois counties to... Read More.
Mt. Vernon will be buzzing with thousands of visitors passing through to witness the solar eclipse. Hotels are booked and businesses are preparing for the influx of visitors. With extra traffic through our region, Totality Fest provides several events for visitors and residents... Read More.
On August 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979, following a path that crosses the country from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Tens of millions of people who live... Read More.
Mark Stevens, the Administrator for Jefferson County Health Department, was the guest speaker for the Carmi Kiwanis Club on Thursday, Aug. 10. Part of Stevens’ job involves disaster relief, and he and his employees have been... Read More.
Although the sun might go missing for a little while, the Illinois Department of Transportation promises to stay active leading up to the solar eclipse to make sure traffic keeps moving and the traveling public remains safe. Carbondale is in... Read More.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire U.S. The last total solar eclipse seen coast to coast in the U.S. was in 1918. Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. central... Read More.
Shawnee National Forest is a popular destination for people headed to Southern Illinois for this summer’s solar eclipse, which takes place August 21. “We expect many people will watch the solar eclipse at NASA’s marquee event in Carbondale, and some will choose to watch it... Read More.
With the total solar eclipse only a few months away, the planning group at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is nailing down details on how the university and its partners will handle one of the highest-profile celestial events in the country in years. To that end,... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today that campsite reservations are now available at southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Reservations can be... Read More.