Eclipse viewing at Bald Knob Cross - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
Eclipse viewing at Bald Knob Cross
UNION CO. -- Folks looking for the perfect place to view the August eclipse you still have the chance to watch it from a southern Illinois landmark.
Officials at Bald Knob Cross has begun selling tickets for the eclipse.
Bald Knob Mountain is the highest point in our area at 1,034 feet.
The cost is $50 for a spot, shuttle ride to the cross, eclipse glasses and more.
They are also offering a $250 option to get a marked-off 100-foot square area to set up telescopes and camera equipment.
Bald Knob Cross of Peace Executive Director Teresa Gilbert offering the following statement:
"There has been a great amount of interest shown in our 'spot on' location for the only 360 degree, unobstructed viewing of this rare eclipse. We're working with the Solar Eclipse Committees, and three local organizations, Egyptian Area Board of Realtors, In The Wind Ministries, and Murphysboro Key Club, are partnering with us to plan this incredible event. Suffice it to say that Bald Knob Cross will be a very popular spot for viewing this phenomenon."
Tickets are on sale until August 7th.
To order tickets and for more information, click here or call 618-713-8516.
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