Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Wyoming

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A total solar eclipse will grace US skies on August 21, 2017, and residents in Wyoming are lucking out with one of the best views. The path of the eclipse is expected to travel through Wyoming’s entire central region.

Those directly under the eclipse are expected to be able to view it for about 2.5 minutes, while those about 30-50 mile from the center, but still in the eclipse’s path, will have even less time to catch the spectacular site, according to Travel Wyoming.

For a full interactive map of the eclipse in Wyoming, which shows the path of the total solar eclipse and the duration of the total solar eclipse, click here. lists the following communities in Wyoming as being in the eclipse’s path:

Alcova Casper Mountain Hoback Mills Sand Draw
Allendale Cassa Homa Hills Moneta Shawnee
Alpine Chugcreek Hudson Moose Shoshoni
Alpine Northeast Crowheart Huntley Moose Wilson Road South Park
Alpine Northwest Douglas Jackson Moran South Torrington
Alta Dubois Johnstown Morton Sunrise
Antelope Hills East Thermopolis Keeline Mountain View Teton Village
Arapahoe Esterbrook Kinnear Natrona Thermopolis
Arminto Ethete Lakeview North Node Torrington
Bar Nunn Evansville Lander Orin Van Tassell
Bessemer Bend Fort Laramie Lingle Orpha Veteran
Bondurant Fort Washakie Lost Cabin Paradise Valley Vista West
Bonneville Glendo Lost Springs Parkerton Waltman
Boulder Flats Glenrock Lusk Pavillion Westview Circle
Boxelder Grovont Lysite Powder River Wheatland
Boysen Guernsey Manville Rafter J Ranch Wilson
Brookhurst Hartrandt McKinley Red Butte Yoder
Burris Hartville Meadow Acres Riverton
Casper Hiland Milford Rolling Hills

2017 marks the first total solar eclipse since 1918, and the path of the eclipse will make its way through the entire central region of Wyoming, spanning more than 365 miles.

What makes Wyoming so special is that the eclipse will travel over six state parks and historic sites that will serve as a home base for astronomers photographing the event.

Festivals and events– like the Casper Eclipse Festival, Astrocon 2017, and the Torrington Farm Festival— will draw in crowds from across the country. Click here to learn more about the events you can attend in Wyoming in honor of the total solar eclipse.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead talks about The Upcoming Solar EclipseWyoming Governor Matt Mead talks about the solar eclipse coming August 21, 2017.2017-03-27T14:43:19.000Z

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