Lincoln Nebraska Solar Eclipse


Definitive 10 minutes video for safe viewing.

Total Solar Eclipse

Witness a once in a lifetime experience right here in Lincoln
on Monday, August 21, 2017.
A total eclipse of the sun occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow on the Earth’s surface. This is a very rare event, the last time it happened in (what is now) Lincoln, Nebraska, was in the year 1442, 575 years ago. The next total eclipse of the sun (in Lincoln) will be 628 years from now, in 2645.
Starting about 11:37 am on August 21, 2017, the moon will begin to cover the sun. This is a partial eclipse. A little past 1:02 pm, the sun will totally disappear behind the moon, this is when the total eclipse occurs. During totality, it will get dark, and birds might begin to roost. In the sky, we will be able to see wispy structures around the moon, this is the solar corona, the sun’s atmosphere, and is only visible during a total solar eclipse. The total eclipse will end around 1:04 pm, and the moon will completely leave the sun (the partial eclipse ends) at 2:30 pm.
Lincoln is on the northern edge of the path of totality. The farther south and west that you are located in the city, the longer the eclipse. At home, at a park, or on break from work, find a comfortable spot and enjoy!
To safely view the eclipse you MUST use protective eye wear, regular sunglasses WILL NOT protect your eyes. NEVER look directly at the sun. Eclipse viewing glasses can be purchased from the Nature Center gift shop. Limited quantities are available.
For more information about how to protect your eyes, proper viewing, where to view, and other facts,
Other Eclipse Activities in Lincoln:
Other helpful information and events can be found through the Lincoln Convention and Visitor Bureau here: http://www.lincoln.org/play/eclipse
Pioneers Park Nature Center | 402.441.7895 | naturecenter@lincoln.ne.gov
parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter
The mission of the Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic;and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.
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