Travel to See the Coast-to-Coast Eclipse and Save 30%

Travel to See the Coast-to-Coast Eclipse and Save 30%

On August 21, America will experience its first coast-to-coast total eclipse in nearly a century.

The total solar eclipse will last for 90 minutes on land, moving at a speed greater than 1,500 kph, and stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. The solar eclipse will have the longest duration in Carbondale, IL, where it is expected to last for 2 minutes and 38 seconds.

Total Eclipse | NASA

Image courtesy of NASA

Besides being a once-in-a-lifetime event, the eclipse brings an opportunity to see atmospheric elements not typically visual to the naked eye, including the solar corona, baily’s beads, shadow bands, prominences, diamond ring, the chromosphere, and—if skies are clear—planets! The eclipse is expected to enter Illinois at 1:17 pm CDT and leave at 1:25 pm, meaning you’ll want to be at a prime viewing destination no later than noon.

While in Carbondale, Amtrak customers can purchase a discounted ticket to enjoy Eclipse Day at Southern Illinois University’s Saluki Stadium by entering the promo code TRAIN.

This summer, join the many who will travel to Carbondale to experience the eclipse. Take Amtrak and save 30% on trips aboard the Illini or Saluki between August 16 – 22, 2017.

To learn more about the eclipse and to plan your trip to Carbondale, visit