Nebraska in the path of the Eclipse

Eclipse Viewers in Bellevue expected to see 98.8% of a Solar Eclipse

  • 21 August 2017
  • Author: Phil Davidson
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Nebraska in the path of the Eclipse

Clouds, Clouds Go Away, Come Again Some Other Day! It has been 99 years since a total solar eclipse crossed the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic and hopefully we can get a good view of it.

The partial eclipse is supposed to begin in Bellevue at 11:38am with the Maximum Eclipse of 98.8% expected to be visible at 1:04pm before the partial eclipse ends in Bellevue at approximately 2:30pm.

The City of Bellevue reminds you that Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of today's eclipse. Please do not look directly at the sun at anytime without proper special purpose solar filters, such as the eclipse glasses.

You can find out a lot more information about the eclipse and watch NASA's live webcast of this event at

Here are some fun facts regarding the 2017 Eclipse in Nebraska:


*Across Nebraska (from west to east) the width of the path of totality grows from 68.2 to 70.1 miles.

(average width is 69.2 miles)

*Across Nebraska (from west to east) the central line duration of totality increases from 2 minutes 30 seconds to 2 minutes 38 seconds.

*Across Nebraska (from west to east) the speed of the Moon's shadow decreases from 1649 to 1508 mph.

(average speed is 1579 mph)

*The center of the Moon's shadow sweeps across entire state of Nebraska (from west to east) in just 17 minutes 51 seconds (a distance of 467 miles).

*Before 2017, the last two total solar eclipses visible from Nebraska were on 1954 Jun 30 and 1869 Aug 07.

*After 2017, the next two total solar eclipses visible from Nebraska will be on 2106 May 03 and 2178 Jun 16.

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