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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Donnelly, ID:

Latitude: 44° 43' 54" NLongitude: 116° 04' 51" W
Duration of Totality*: 48sPartial phase start: 10:11:35AM (MDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 11:27:27AM (MDT)
*All times shown are calculated for the lat/long specified above, and are accurate to within a couple of seconds, due mainly to influences of the "edge effects" at the start and end of totality.
For a more detailed explanation of this, please see the "About Accuracy" section of this great 2017 eclipse page by Ernie Wright of NASA!
Please also note that these times have been converted from UTC; if you see times on other sites that say "UTC"/ "UT", or "GMT", those are NOT the local times for you in Donnelly!

Standard Google Map of Donnelly and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Donnelly
Visit our "Weather" links above for other great cloud cover forecast maps!

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Donnelly

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Launch a full-screen version of the above map!

Donnelly, ID

Donnelly is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 48s of totality!

(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the partial phases!)

Do you have a location that could host folks seeking to watch the eclipse?
First, we'd suggest you contact your local Chamber of Commerce and/or Town/City Council.
But then, check out Sky & Telescope Magazine's Marketplace for viewing locations! also has a (paid) Eclipse advertising section, where you can make and post an ad to promote your products and services!


Please be sure to check out Dr. Kate Russo's excellent White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning!

Not where you want to be?
Go back to other ID cities!
Visit community pages for other states


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Donnelly

Tamarack Ski Resort in Donnelly is having a viewing of the eclipse at the summit (7700’) on August 21st. Our lifts will be open to take people to the summit.

See the Donnelly ID eclipse link!



Cooper Thomas
Communication Coordinator
Tamarack Resort

Welcome to Southern Valley County, one of the premier viewing areas for the 2017 solar eclipse!

A few things to note: 

  • Stay off private property.
  • Use designated parking and turnouts.
  • Be considerate of areas marked “Local Traffic Only.”
  • “Leave No Trace”
  • Be aware of sheep being herded and shipped in the area of Packer John/Smiths Ferry the weekend of August 18-19.


Be Safe:

  • Do not park on roadway.Violators will be towed immediately.This is to ensure your safety as well as others and to avoid congestion in areas where emergency vehicles may need to get through.
  • Viewing the solar eclipse with the naked eye is discouraged.Damage to the eye can occur when the eclipse is no longer in totality and your pupils are still dilated.
  • Plan ahead.Know where you are going and stage up early in your designated spot.
  • Campfire restrictions may be in place.

Designated events, parking, and viewing areas:

Smiths Ferry

For a list of events and designated viewing and parking areas go to



  • Designated viewing area:
    Kelly’s Whitewater Park – Kelly’s Parkway
  • Parking areas:
  • Cascade Community Center – 409 N. School St.
  • City Parking Area across from Cascade Rural Fire and EMS Station – 109 E. Pine
  • Valley County Fairgrounds – 520 S. Front St.
  • Cascade Sports Park – just north of south bridge where ball fields are located
  • Kelly’s Whitewater Park – Kelly’s Parkway
  • Cascade School District – 209 N. School St.
  • Overflow Camping Area
  • Dry RV and camping sites available at Alpha Nursery.For more info visit
  • Solar Walk – August 19th from 9 a.m. to Noon at Kelly’s Whitewater Park and along The Strand.Join us at Kelly’s Whitewater Park at Kelly’s Parkway for an educational event for all ages.Take a walk from station to station at anytime between 9a.m. and noon and get a feel of the inner planet’s distances from the sun.Begin at our information station and then navigate the inner planet stations, having fun along the way – listen to Native American legends about solar eclipses and how the sun was formed, make UV bracelets, check out a sun gun telescope, eat your way through the phases of the moon, play eclipse blackout bingo, and see a solar go cart demo.



  • Designated viewing area:
  • Field at Donnelly Elementary – 327 E. Roseberry Rd.
  • Parking areas:
  • Donnelly Elementary - 327 E. Roseberry Rd.
    Donnelly Tennis Courts – near Donnelly Elementary

Pictures of the Donnelly area

No pictures of Donnelly have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of Donnelly, who is responsible for Eclipse2017 public outreach,
please send us information about your community’s 2017 eclipse plans – so we can share it here with everyone!
(Please note, we are completely swamped with requests, so NO more pictures - and PLEASE give us the text EXACTLY so we can cut and paste it in!) encourages everyone to get into the path of totality on eclipse day,
and see one of the greatest sights the sky has to offer!

(And make sure to have eclipse glasses on hand for everyone!)

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