Casper, Wyoming's August 2017 Solar Eclipse Experience by the Numbers

Head to this Wyoming cowboy town in late August to experience totality of the 2017 solar eclipse.
Solar Eclipse

Aug. 21, 2017

This is the day the total solar eclipse takes place.

10:22 a.m.

The moment the moon touches the sun’s edge.

11:43 a.m.

Eclipse reaches totality.

146 seconds

this is the length of totality in Casper when the sun is completely covered.

1:09 p.m.

The moon is completely out of the sun’s shadow.

Source: Visit Casper

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Wyoming's Eclipse Festival


Solar Eclipse

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