The solar eclipse of 2017 is coming up in just a few weeks, and we have a whole lot of reasons to be excited. Nebraska has the distinction of being the state with the longest path of totality, with 478 miles of Nebraska being in the direct line of the full eclipse. The path of totality is about 70 miles wide, and the I-80 corridor is in the path for an impressive 251 miles. The Sandhills region was named the #4 place in America to view the big event. Everyone in Nebraska will be able to see at least a partial eclipse, but those in the path of totality will see the sun completely blocked out by the shadow of the moon for varying lengths of time – some places will be dark for more than 2.5 minutes!
This certainly isn’t a complete list of events taking place in Nebraska for the 2017 total solar eclipse. Towns all across the state will be hosting festivals and viewing parties, and still more will have designated viewing locations and places to camp. We recommend traveling to the path of totality to see the event in all its splendor, but if you want to stay home, check this nifty tool to find out how much of the eclipse will be visible from your specific location.
Where will you be watching this once-in-a-lifetime event? Share your local events in the comments so other readers can join in the fun!
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