Kankakee County, IL – Prime Spots to Witness the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse


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Kankakee County, IL – On April 8, 2024, North America will be treated to a celestial spectacle as a total solar eclipse crosses the continent. For those in Kankakee County, Illinois, this event presents a unique opportunity to witness the eclipse amidst the beauty of local landmarks. 

Among the prime viewing locations are Island Park Bridge in Momence, Kankakee Community College, Legacy Park in Manteno, Perry Farm Park and Riverfront Park in Bourbonnais, and Willowhaven Park in Kankakee. 

The Visit Kankakee County office, located at 275 E. Court Street, Suite 102, Kankakee, is offering free official eclipse viewing glasses on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure safe viewing of this rare astronomical event. The eclipse, starting at 12:51 pm and peaking at 2:07 pm in the Chicago area, will offer near-total coverage of 94-95%. 

Remember, safety is paramount when viewing an eclipse, and proper eye protection is essential. This event marks a significant moment, as the next total solar eclipse visible in the lower 48 states will not occur until 2044.


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