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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Lincoln, NE:

Latitude: 40° 48' 00" NLongitude: 96° 40' 01" W
Duration of Totality*: 1m 24sPartial phase start: 11:37:17AM (CDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:02:36PM (CDT)
*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 Lincoln!

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

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Lincoln

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Lincoln, NE

Lincoln is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 1m 24s 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 NE cities!
Visit community pages for other states


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Lincoln

Nebraska’s Capital City of Lincoln, which sits on the northern edge of the eclipse, will experience 1 minute, 24 seconds of totality and is only 43 miles to the north of the center of activity as it traverses our great state.

Together with our community partners, the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau is planning a variety of events on August 21, 2017. Haymarket Park, home of the Lincoln Saltdogs Baseball team, will provide spectacular viewing points, interactive events, as well as indoor and outdoor talks and presentations.  The Saltdogs will host Gary SouthShore with a special noon start time. As the eclipse approaches, the game will enter an "Eclipse Delay" so fans and players can enjoy the rare phenomenon.  Eclipse glasses and t-shirts will be available and will make for a great souvenir from this memorable event.  In the coming weeks, we will also be unveiling other special events and fun activities at Haymarket Park that will make for a complete weekend of education and fun surrounding the eclipse.  In addition to these events, planning is underway for observatories across Lincoln and Lancaster County to host activities

As a community, Lincoln features over 5,000 lodging rooms and is the home to state government and the University of Nebraska.  “Lonely Planet”, the world’s largest publisher of travel guidebooks, has named Lincoln to its list of 10 top destinations to see in 2017.  Lincoln ranked No. 3 on the publisher’s “Best in the U.S.” list.  Our proud city makes it mark with bike trails, breweries, nightlife and a hip music scene under an enormous sky.

Additional event information coming soon by visiting  For information on lodging, please email or call 402-434-5339.

Lincoln, Aug. 21, 2017 (CDT)?
11:37:17am, Partial eclipse begins?
1:02:36pm, Total eclipse begins
Approximate length of totality: 1 minute, 24 seconds

Pictures of the Lincoln area

No pictures of Lincoln have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of Lincoln, 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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