Add to Calendar 08/21/2017 09:00 AM 08/21/2017 01:00 PM America/Boise 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Don't miss the chance to make family memories with this once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse. Idaho false MM/DD/YYYY adauepsrtzXzJONfCmgh27961
Start time at Oregon/Idaho border:(approx.)
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End time at Wyoming/Idaho border:(approx.)
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THIS IS A BIG DEAL! A total solar eclipse occurs when a new moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow across the Earth. The darkest part of the eclipse, the totality, is almost as dark as night and the Gem State will have some of the best, most breathtaking views from anywhere in the country. Make plans to be a part of this amazing experience in August, as there won’t be another one in Idaho for 152 years!
Check out our eclipse blog to learn more about the importance of this celestial event in Idaho.
Things to Explore
Important Things to Know
A total solar eclipse is a rare event that you don’t want to miss. Here are a couple ways to maximize your time in Idaho and stay safe during the eclipse:
During a solar eclipse you’re sure to be looking at the sun. Since we don’t want you going blind, make sure you’ve got the proper eyewear protection. And no, your sunglasses won’t cut it.
Summer is fire season across the country, and Idaho is no exception. Stay up-to-date on weather and fire prevention methods. It’s up to YOU to prevent forest fires.
Nearby Things to Do
The total eclipse only lasts about two minutes. Be sure to find a prime viewing location in advance so you don’t miss any of the action. Use the table below for approximate start times, or check out this NASA site for more detailed information.
|Location||Partial Start||Total Start||Total Max||Total End||Partial End|
|Western Border||10:10:09 am||11:24:56 am||11:26:01 am||11:27:06 am||12:48:04 pm|
|Weiser||10:10:17 am||11:25:18 am||11:26:21 am||11:27:23 am||12:48:34 pm|
|Stanley||10:12:23 am||11:28:19 am||11:29:26 am||11:30:32 am||12:52:19 pm|
|Idaho Falls||10:15:11 am||11:33:02 am||11:33:55 am||11:34:49 am||12:58:04 pm|
|Eastern Border||10:16:29 am||11:34:26 am||11:35:36 am||11:36:46 am||12:59:51 pm|
All times are MST and approximated for the location.
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- Activities Map — To see what’s around you when you’re not looking at the sun.
The Solar Eclipse Path
This total solar eclipse is spanning the country from Oregon to South Carolina, passing through Idaho along the way. Locations that lie within the “Path of Totality” will be the only viewing spots where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon. This is the illusive phenomenon that so many people rave about experiencing. To see details on the path of totality in Idaho and the times totality will occur, review this handy map to guide your stay.
Eclipse map/figure/table/predictions courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, from eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.