View the Eclipse
For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse is coming to Wyoming. On August 21, 2017, the eclipse will make its way across the beautiful Wyoming skies. Astronomers, eclipse enthusiasts and travelers from around the world are making their plans to convene in Wyoming to experience one of the most breathtaking sights on earth in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The eclipse’s path of totality will make its way through the entire central region of Wyoming as it spans more than 365 miles—from Torrington and Lusk on the east side of the state to Wilson and Jackson on the west side of the state—providing visitors the opportunity to see this natural phenomenon in some of the nation's most stunning landscapes. Areas and communities located directly under the path will experience the eclipse for approximately two-and-a-half minutes, while it will be viewable for a lesser duration of time in communities located roughly 30 - 50 miles from the center of totality, but still in the eclipse’s path. Plus, this once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse will pass over six Wyoming state parks and historic sites where astronomy experts will be on hand with telescopes to share insights and educational opportunities. With wide-open spaces, the lowest light pollution in the country and abundant public land access—as well as celebratory festivals and events—Wyoming is the perfect destination for viewing the eclipse.
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Credit: Map data for the path of totality and duration was created by Michael Zeiler with Great American Eclipse.