2017 Total Solar Eclipse

A once-in-a-lifetime event at Loch Low-Minn on Aug 21, 2017

As seen on August 21st at Loch Low‑Minn!

A once-in-a-lifetime event!

August 21st, 2017 saw a total eclipse passing through a large swath of the continental United States. This awe inspiring sight passed directly over Loch Low-Minn, starting at 1:00PM, culminating in a total eclipse at 2:32PM that lasted for just under three minutes, and ended at 4:00PM. To allow as many people as possible to experience this extraordinary event, we set up an eclipse viewing party for divers and non-divers alike.

Doors for the show opened at 10:30AM and remained open until 1:00PM. Our parking field had 150 parking spots, with an additional field set aside for visitors to comfortably view the eclipse. Visitors gathered early and set up tents and blankets to get a comfortable view of the sky.

Parking was directed by the Farragut Flagship FIRST Robotics Team 3140, who also sold drinks and snacks throughout the day. Their help and assitance throughout the event was invaluable.

Photo Gallery

Guests gather a few hours before totality
Farragut Flagship FIRST Robotics Team 3140 booth
Guests prepare for the eclipse
Telescopes are primed and ready for the big moment
Comfort is the number one priority
I think I see a UFO!
It was still very hot before the sun went away
Is that a TARDIS!? No, wait, false alarm.
What do you think it will be like?
The partial eclipse has begun
Man and beast await the eclipse
Who knows what to expect. Best be prepared.
Just in case the sky falls.
A rare sight as divers leave the water.
Equipment is abandoned as all eyes are toward the sky
and enjoy the eclipse
Don't sleep through the event!
Parking spots are still available
Groups gather to watch
What an amazing sight!
The sun returns
Tents are slowly packed up
Mist station provides much needed comfort
People gather to grab some snacks after the excitement
Photo by Steven Raymond