With the total solar eclipse coming up Monday, August 21, 2017, people in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky will have a front row seat to the historic event. If you haven’t picked out a spot on where to be see the August 21 eclipse in its totality, you will want to soon so you can plan ahead. The path of totality will stretch from Kentucky all the way through Tennessee. That path is in between the two purple lines on the map in this story. As you can see, many cities in the area will be in the path of a total eclipse including Crossville, Clarkrange, Rockwood, Harriman, Kingston, Lenoir City, Knoxville, Cleveland, Dayton, Spring City and others. If you are in the path in between the purple lines on the map, you can expect the totality of the eclipse to last around 2 minutes and 30 seconds of near dark to darkness conditions. Anything outside of the purple lines will range from 1 minute to near 2 minutes. This will include residents of southern Kentucky, northeast Tennessee and southern middle Tennessee. The further away you are from the path, the less time the eclipse will last. The total solar eclipse will not last long because the moon is moving fast at around 1,800 mph to be exact.