Grab your eclipse glasses (trust us, there's a lot to know about them) and make up an excuse to get out of work, because today, August 21, a total solar eclipse will cover parts of southwest Kentucky in complete darkness. This is the first total solar eclipse to happen since 1918, and it’s the only one we’ll get to see in our lifetime. Suffice to say, it’s worth a watch, especially with the positive weather predicted for the area. Some towns along the path can expect some clouds, but hopefully, those will dissipate by the time the eclipse happens. In case you need a quick refresher: A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, blocking our view of the sun’s rays. Though the eclipse will only bring darkness for a few minutes, these cities will be celebrating for days leading up to the event.