Carbondale is in the path of totality for not one, but two total solar eclipses. The first total solar eclipse over the U.S. since 1979 will reach its point of greatest duration on Aug. 21, 2017, just a few miles south of Carbondale. The next solar eclipse will happen on April 8, 2024. The centerlines of totality for both these eclipses intersect over Carbondale’s Cedar Lake.
For more information on this astronomical event (pun intended!) visit the homepage, Also, Carbondale will be hosting several events leading up to the Eclipse visit . Events are already underway, visit the schedule here.