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

Latitude: 41° 51' 60" NLongitude: 103° 40' 02" W
Duration of Totality*: 1m 42sPartial phase start: 10:25:50AM (MDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 11:48:11AM (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 Scottsbluff!

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

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Scottsbluff

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Scottsbluff, NE

Scottsbluff is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 1m 42s 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 Scottsbluff

The Gering-Scottsbluff region is gearing up for the eclipse!

Saturday, August 19, 2017:

“The Night Sky” at Scottsbluff National Monument in Gering, NE

9:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm – A unique after dark event at the summit of Scotts Bluff National Monument at night; telescopes and program by astronomy professors to view the stars and constellations under Western Nebraska Night Skies


“Best of the West Eclipse Beer & Wine Festival” – Downtown Plaza in Scottsbluff, NE

4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Downtown Plaza is the venue to taste Wines & Craft Brews from across the region, live entertainment and food booths with “eclipsed-themed” activities.


Sunday, August 20, 2017:

“Moon Over the Monument Welcome Event” at Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering, NE

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Pre-Event for Eclipse Day at the outdoor amphitheater; interpretive story tellers in costume, food trucks showcasing ethnics cuisines from the area (Mexican, Greek, German foods); ethnic dancers and singers will perform for residents and visitors.  Admission is FREE.


Monday, August 21, 2017:

“Moon Over the Monument” Eclipse Day in Gering & Scottsbluff, NE

Three designated viewing venues; Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering, Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering and Landers Soccer Fields in Scottsbluff.  Venues open at 8:00 a.m.; Official and FREE Eclipse glasses to everyone through the gates; live radio remotes and food booths lead up to the Great American Eclipse of 2017!


For more information; visit

Pictures of the Scottsbluff area

No pictures of Scottsbluff have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of Scottsbluff, 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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