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

Latitude: 41° 07' 26" NLongitude: 100° 45' 56" W
Duration of Totality*: 1m 40sPartial phase start: 11:30:16AM (CDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 12:54:03PM (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 North Platte!

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

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North Platte, NE

North Platte is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 1m 40s 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 North Platte



North Platte's official page for information on viewing the 2017 eclipse!

The community of North Platte, while experiencing only one minute and 52 seconds of totality will be host to several “edger” viewing opportunities, at such diverse sites as the Feather River Vineyards and Grain Bin Antique Town. In the days leading up to 21 August, 2017, we will be hosting a number of educational and cultural enrichment activities, geared for all ages.

North Platte is the home of the world famous “World War II North Platte Canteen”. Between Christmas Day 1941 and April 1, 1946, local volunteers greeted more than six million service men and women on their way to and from the front lines of World War II. These volunteers served up hometown hospitality that has never been forgotten. We know how to host visitors!

We are partnering with the Lincoln County Historical Museum, Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, North Platte Community College, the North Platte Public Library, the Prairie Arts Center and the Neville Center for the Performing Arts to create great supplemental events for your groups. Programs in the works are historical presentations of Native American and early settlers’ reaction to past eclipses; Make and take art workshops; Astronomy education for all ages; Area historical and cultural presentations; And some good old-fashioned entertainment!

True to their heritage, the ranching communities in the Nebraska Sandhills are pulling out all of the stops to show you what life is like on what is still largely a frontier! Ranchers are opening their homes to offer unique lodging opportunities; Cattle drives, brandings and trail rides are in the works; Ranch rodeo demonstrations; Pit barbecues; Dances; Cowboy Poetry; Birdwatching and Nature Viewing; Geography and Archeology presentations; Driving tours; Aerial tours; Photography tours. . . . The list goes on and on.

Of course, there will also be nightly star parties in the dark Sandhills hosted by local astronomers.

All of this leads up to the main event – the 21 August, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! The communities of Tryon, Stapleton and Arnold will be hosting festival viewing sites, complete with plenty of parking; Dedicated viewing space; Educational presentations; The comfort of tents, food, beverages, entertainment, souvenir vendors, and, of course, porta-potties. The sites will range in size from accommodating a few hundred to several hundred. Mass transit from North Platte’s hotels will be available.

Pictures of the North Platte area

No pictures of North Platte have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of North Platte, 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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