A total solar eclipse will be visible in the Cornhusker state just one year from Sunday!
According to eclipse2017.org, this is the first eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. in the 21st century. The last one that was seen from American skies was 26 years ago! The next one will occur in 7 years.
On August 21, 2017 the sun with cross paths with the moon creating a shadow.
You won’t be able to see the eclipse in Siouxland, but you can take a drive and see it in Nebraska! It’ll cut a path from NW Nebraska towards the state capitol southeast. You can see it from Lincoln at 1:02PM for just over a minute.
You will need eclipse glasses to see it in Omaha as it will only make a partial pass there.
It will last the longest in the Husker state in Grand Island and Beatrice, with the shadow visible in both spots for over 2 and half minutes.
According to eclipse2017.org, “The path’s great trek through the Cornhusker state, after having traveled its entire length in only eight minutes, will be over at 1:07PM.”
The eclipse will occur next year…Exactly one year from Sunday, so it’s something you’ll have to check out next summer!
More info about the eclipse: http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm#Nebraska
Where you can see it in Nebraska: http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/states/NE.htm