WAITIN’ FOR THE SUN TO GO DARK
Experience a once in a lifetime event when you visit Alliance Nebraska in August 2017 to view the Total Solar Eclipse.
On Monday, August 21, 2017 the moon will align perfectly with the sun casting a shadow across all of Alliance causing a total eclipse of the sun. The best place for viewing the Total Solar Eclipse being on the exact centerline of the eclipse path as the centerline enjoys the longest viewing time. Alliance, Nebraska is located on the centerline of the eclipse. Carhenge® is the place to be. They say a partial eclipse is like standing outside the concert hall while a TOTAL Eclipse is like experiencing the actual concert!
The start of the Eclipse will begin at 10:27am Mountain Daylight Time. Full eclipse will start at 11:49 am MDT and continue for 2 minutes and 28 seconds at Carhenge, 2 minutes and 30 seconds downtown Alliance and at the Airport.
Solar viewing areas will be set up at Carhenge, Alliance Airport, and Laing Lake park. With the dry Western Nebraska climate, and the time of year, there is an excellent chance of cloudless skies. Historically speaking, there is about a 50% chance of no cloud cover on that day and time, a 40% chance of some clouds, and only a 10% chance of total obscurity.
Alliance, Nebraska is centrally located for eclipse viewers from North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and
Alliance is located 4 hours north of Denver Colorado (DIA) and 2 1/2 hours south of Rapid City, SD (RAP). I believe it was Carly Simon who once sang “Then you flew your Lear Jet up to Alliance Nebraska. To see the total eclipse of the sun…” (or something to that effect) 🙂 Fly into Alliance (AIA) at FlyAllianceNE.com
Plan to arrive in plenty of time to stake out your viewing site, many sites will be provided in the Alliance, NE area. Local information on other things to see and do may be found at VisitAlliance.com
The weekend of the Eclipse will be filled with educational and fun events to make your visit to Alliance memorable, educational, and fun for the entire family. Come find out what Western Nebraska hospitality is all about and experience the Total Eclipse. We’re looking forward to seeing you in August of 2017!
The only time you can view the sun without protective glasses (CE Certified Safe Solar Eclipse Glasses) is during the total eclipse, at all other times, protect your eyes. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN.
Souvenir solar viewing glasses will be for sale through the Alliance Chamber of Commerce.