The 2017 Solar Eclipse is finally here and Wyoming is one of the states that falls in the path of totality for viewing the eclipse. Here’s your guide on what time of day the eclipse is visible in Wyoming (Casper, Wyoming in particular), the map and path of totality, weather forecasts, traffic news and more.
ECLIPSE TIME: At 11:42 a.m. local time is the peak of the eclipse visibility in Casper, Wyoming. At 10:22 a.m., first contact will begin and the moon will continue to move over the sun until 11:42 a.m. when the eclipse reaches totality. Totality is reached at approximately 11:43 a.m. and will last for two minutes and 26 seconds, ending at 11:45 a.m. local time. The remainder of the eclipse after totality will complete by 1:09 p.m.
WEATHER: The weather in Casper, Wyoming today is “mostly sunny”, according to Weather.com, but during the time of the eclipse, no clouds are predicted to be in the way.
TRAFFIC: Expect heavy traffic due to the eclipse in areas of high visibility and totality. The Casper Star Tribune has reported that traffic is stacking up across the state.
MAPS & PATH: The eclipse zone includes dozens of cities and towns across the state of Wyoming, including the town of Casper. Other towns that have great viewing of today’s eclipse include, but are not limited to Jackson, Riverton, Dubois, Glendo, Torrington and Lusk.
PATH WIDTH: 64.4 miles in Wyoming
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Currently, there is a festival going on in honor of the eclipse in Casper, Wyoming. In addition, several businesses have planned events for public viewing of the eclipse. Some businesses may also change their hours or choose to close during the day.