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

Latitude: 43° 40' 21" NLongitude: 111° 54' 54" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 15sPartial phase start: 10:15:27AM (MDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 11:33:01AM (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 Rigby!

Standard Google Map of Rigby and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Rigby
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Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Rigby

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Rigby, ID

Rigby is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 15s 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



The Snake River Plain of Southeast Idaho is gearing up for the eclipse!

Rigby will close Main Street for its “Totality Awesome Eclipse Watch” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street. Visitors can expect food and shopping opportunities as well as terrific activities for families, and a classic hometown atmosphere for eclipse viewing.

Just one mile north of Rigby lies Jefferson County Lake – a favorite recreation spot. The lake will host its own event with areas set aside for professionals and expert amateurs to safely set up their equipment. The rest of the crowd won’t miss out – there’s plenty of room on the beach or in the water to experience totality in a casual, fun environment. The lake offers all-day activity swimming, paddling, fishing, picnicking, or just soaking up that great Idaho weather. Food and other vendors will be available for convenience and entertainment.

Please visit Rigby's 2017 eclipse page for more details!

Looking for a campsite for the 2017 Eclipse?


The City of Rigby has campsite vacancies for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights (August 18-21) at the Rigby Rodeo Grounds at South Park.

RV fees are $75 per night plus tax, while tents are $25 per night plus tax.  These are dry camping sites.

To make your reservations, call City Hall at 208-745-8111 or email

Activities going on include the Early Iron Car Show, Jefferson County Fair, and the “Totality Awesome” Rigby Eclipse Watch Street Fair on Main Street!  Why go anywhere else?  Make your reservation today!

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Rigby

Welcome to Jefferson School District 251! We are located in Rigby, Idaho, which is approximately 90 miles from Jackson Hole, WY, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Currently we have over 5,500 students in six elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools making us the twelfth largest district in the state.

Jefferson School District 251 would like to invite you to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse here in Rigby, Idaho. According to, the Snake River Valley is one of the top ten places in the country to view the Eclipse. The duration of totality in Rigby will be 2 minutes and 19 seconds, one of the largest viewing times in the country. So come and enjoy the Eclipse, Rigby, and the greater Yellowstone area while supporting the local children. All of the proceeds from this event will go to support our nine schools in Jefferson County.

The school district will be opening up dry RV camping for the Eclipse. Camping reservations are for three nights. Check in starts at 12pm, August 19, and check out is 12:00pm, on August 22. Your ticket includes access to the football stadium for comfortable viewing of the Eclipse and free busing to and from Rigby Eclipse Day activities on Main Street and back to Rigby High School. The pick-up and drop-off locations will be posted on the district web-page.

One ticket reserves one 20′ X 50′ dry camping/viewing space with a unique bar code that will be scanned at the event’s entrance. The cost is $250 plus processing fees. Do not duplicate your ticket. If a copy of this ticket is made, the first scanned ticket will allow entry and any subsequent tickets will be denied access. Event staff can verify the legitimate buyer by checking photo ID; all customers should bring a credit card and photo ID to the event. No exchanges, refunds, and/or rain checks. All reservations are final.

Rules and Regulations: By purchasing this ticket, you and your party agree to the following rules and regulations.

  • Check in starts at 12pm, August 19, and check out is 12:00pm, August 22.
  • No alcohol, drugs, smoking/vaping, or weapons are allowed on school grounds.
  • No ATVs off trailers.
  • No tent camping.
  • No unruly behavior.
  • No littering.
  • No fires or charcoal fires.
  • No driving on schoolyards and grass.
  • Speed limit for school grounds is 5 mph.
  • Dogs must be on a leash and owner is responsible for cleaning up after their animals.
  • All RVs and vehicles must be parked in their designated spot.
  • Campers will keep campsites clean.
  • Quiet hours from 10pm to 8am. No generators during this time.
  • The holder of this ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending this attraction, for themselves and party members, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during, or after attending the attraction.

Jefferson Joint School District 251 and its officers reserve the right to decline, suspend or otherwise cancel the service provided under extraordinary circumstances including but not limited to violation of campus rules, violation of local, state, or federal laws, circumstances relating to the safety of any guest or employee, and/or acts of nature. Owners will be towed at their expense, by Stallings Towing, 208-339-4869. Failure to follow campsite rules and regulations will result in the contacting of local law enforcement and a fine by the school district.


Pictures of the Rigby area

No pictures of Rigby have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of Rigby, 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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