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

Latitude: 41° 33' 11" NLongitude: 100° 57' 31" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 33sPartial phase start: 11:30:02AM (CDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 12:53:04PM (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 Tryon!

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

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Tryon

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Tryon, NE

Tryon 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


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Tryon

Tryon, Nebraska is going to be hosting a wonderful viewing celebration!

The area's big skies and wide horizons will make this part of the Nebraska Sandhills one of the best viewing sites in the nation!


Some of the events that are being planned:

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Street Dance, complete with Beer Garden and Star Gazing

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Outdoor Worship Service
Petting Zoo
Commercial and Educational Vendors and Craft Show
Team Penning Competition – Local ranch cowboys will showcase the skills that they use in everyday life on the range
Antique Tractor Display
Live Music
Trail and Wagon Rides
Ranch Tours – Some of the most historic ranches in America are located right here in McPherson County. Come discover what makes the Nebraska Sandhills the most incredible cattle-raising grassland in the world.

Monday, August 21, 2017 – ECLIPSE DAY!!!!
The Festival Viewing Grounds will be set up early in the day so you can pick your comfortable, secure spot from which to experience the Eclipse.
There will be commercial, educational, craft, and food vendors, and even a beer garden complete with local craft brews. A petting zoo will allow children and adults to get up close and personal with farm and ranch animals and maybe even a few wild animals indigenous to the Nebraska Sandhills.

Before and after the eclipse, trail and wagon rides will be offered to allow visitors to experience life on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills.

Pictures of the Tryon area



If you are an official of Tryon, 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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