Dedicated to the safe observation of the
The United States saw a Total Solar Eclipse!
Your use of this site is contingent on your understanding and agreement that you have read this link, you agree with its contents, and you will comply with all the rules of common sense and well established protocols for eye safety when observing any solar phenomenon.
"...And we'll see YOU... in the shadow!!"

Did you order glasses from us? Are you worried about the big recall?
How do you know the glasses you got from us were safe to use? is on the American Astronomical Society's approved vendor list for eclipse glasses!

Also, please read the blog post we wrote about the safety of glasses ordered from!

Latest News does not endorse any viewing sites for the 2017 eclipse. The information on this page has been provided by the individuals, companies and/or communities represented, and has not been validated, substantiated, or confirmed by Selection of a suitable viewing site, including due diligence, weather, infrastructure, travel, logistics, and safety considerations, is solely the responsibility of the eclipse observer and of the individuals, companies, and communities whose information appears on these pages. No relationship between and any individual, company, or community exists, nor may be inferred to exist, by virtue of any information included on this page. All information on's Community pages is provided "as is", with no warranty or guarantee as to suitability for viewing the eclipse, or preparedness by any individual or entity in any fashion to receive or host visitors.

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

Latitude: 41° 28' 49" NLongitude: 100° 30' 46" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 33sPartial phase start: 11:30:45AM (CDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 12:53:58PM (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 Stapleton!

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

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Stapleton

See our instructions page for use of the above map!
Launch a full-screen version of the above map!

Stapleton, NE

Stapleton is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 33s 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



Visit Stapleton's official page about the total eclipse!

On this link, you'll also be able to see all the great events that are being planned!

Stapleton has created an eclipse organizing committee, and the contacts are:

Gary & Liz Johnsen


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Stapleton



Stapleton is currently promoting two excellent viewing areas, with few trees or other objects that might block your view:


1. The Augusta Wind Golf Course, located 1 mile south of Stapleton on Hwy 83

This is an excellent location, with wide open fairways and few trees. The Central line of the eclipse path goes directly over the course!

The prime location on the course would be the #4 and #7 tee boxes, which have a raised elevation.


2. The Logan County Fairgrounds, located on the corner of Hwy 83 and 92 on the east edge of town

The Fairgrounds has plenty of wide open spaces for viewing, and also has a slight elevation in some areas.

 has also received the following news from the Stapleton eclipse organizing committee!


Stapleton, Nebraska, where “Outstanding is Ordinary”!

We may be a small community but we are mighty.  When we have a challenge, we meet it head on and conquer it.  The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse is a challenge, and we have already come up with plans for a week of fun and western style entertainment. 

Things will start here on Wednesday evening, 8/16 for our fair!

Thursday 8/17  is Open Class entry day: Team Roping and Slack

Friday 8/18, the first performance of Nebraska’s Biggest Little Rodeo will begin, with the second performance on Saturday 8/19. Enjoy barrel racing cowgirls and bull riding cowboys!

Bull riding and barrel racing will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017; with more to come!

This will be followed by a non-denominational open air church service, Working Ranch Rodeo, and an informative Eclipse Presentation by Darryl Barr, an avid eclipse chaser, on Sunday August 20th

Followed by the big event -- the “Total Solar Eclipse” on Monday,  August 21st!   

Stapleton currently has 24 RV sites, with more being planned.  We have several families who are willing to open their homes to visitors. We will have mobile home/RV available to rent on certain properties, who will provide electricity and water.  The City park also has an RV dump site.

We are constantly working on more housing opportunities!

Stapleton is also planning a range of activities for adults as well as children:  A children’s play area, street dance, working ranch tours, just to name a few.  

We are planning to have vendors on site, to provide food and drink throughout the day through numerous organizations.

We are also planning a package deal which would include all week-end activities plus the site of your choice.  Another package deal is in the works, with North Platte located 30 miles south. This would include lodging, transportation to Stapleton. Eclipse site access and activities can also be added.


Much, much more is being planned!
We invite you to come join us!
For more information, keep watching this site or contact Gary Johnsen, Stapleton Eclipse Coordinator at 308-636-8900
or e-mail:

Pictures of the Stapleton area




If you are an official of Stapleton, 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!)

©2007-2017, inc. All Rights Reserved.