The Southern Illinois village of Makanda, Illinois is the exact spot on earth where America's next two Total Solar Eclipses will cross paths.  Best known today for its historic buildings and community of artists, locals have developed this website to welcome the world to America's one and only Eclipse Crossroads.

Welcome to the official Website for the Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse in Makanda, Illinois USA. Here you'll find helpful eclipse information and reading, links to local attractions, a virtual tour of Makanda's historic boardwalk businesses, local history, plus much more. 

Check out the public announcment video "people of earth" here, documenting the upcoming historic coast to coast eclipse.






How did a total solar eclipse prove Einstein's famous theory? Five eclipse-planning mistakes you'll definitely want to avoid. Why the only total solar eclipse in Illinois history was nearly forgotten. Plus more.


2017 Makanda Eclipse Countdown

OFFICIAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR THE AUG. 21, 2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IN MAKANDA, ILLINOIS USA


​Eclipse Viewing Guide

Will America's next coast-to-coast total solar eclipse be visible where you live? Find out with Xavier Jubier's great, interactive Google maps.

Makanda's Eclipse shop

Planning to visit America's Eclipse Crossroads? Stop by Makanda's New Eclipse Information Center and Restaurant located along the historic boardwalk.

Eclipse Facts & Stories


don't just be there. be here.

August 21, 2017 1:21 PM