View the Eclipse

 

This Monday, August 21, the Great American Eclipse will pass over Wyoming. In preparation for this event, the Wyoming Office of Tourism is sharing updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages. In addition, be sure to check out the latest weather for Jackson, Riverton, Dubois, Casper, Glendo, Torrington and Lusk, while you can view statewide weather updates here. Travelers coming to Wyoming are encouraged to arrive early, stay late and plan for additional travel time. For the most current road conditions, visit WYDOT.

While the total solar eclipse will peak at various times in Wyoming, it will start in the western portion of the state near Grand Teton National Park and will exit near Torrington on the east side of the state. Outside the path of totality, all of Wyoming will expereince a partial solar eclipse. Alta and Wilson, located on the west side of Wyoming, will see the beginning of the partial phase of the eclipse at 10:16 a.m., while totality will begin at 11:24 a.m.. Located on the eastern edge of the state, Torrington will see the start of the partial phase at 10:25 a.m., while totality will begin at 11:46 a.m. For a complete overview of when the partial or total solar eclipse will be viewable at various locations in Wyoming, visit Eclipse2017.org

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. 

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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. 

 

 

Don’t forget to join the social conversation by using #ThatsWY and #WYSkies to share your adventures and follow others.

 

For the latest weather updates, visit weather.gov. You can also learn more here.

Credit: Map data for the path of totality and duration was created by Michael Zeiler with Great American Eclipse.

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