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Solar Eclipse 2017: Home

Information on the North American Solar Eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017.

Image shows max viewing time in Billings is at 11:39 am on Aug 21, 2017

The eclipse begins in the Billings area at 10:21 am. Billings will experience about a 93% obscuration of the sun.



Eclipse Party
@ MSU Billings! 

August 21, 2017

10 am - noon

More info, click here.



FREE downloadable maps, posters, fact sheet, safety bulletin and other materials. Click the image below:


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Everyone in North America will be able to experience this eclipse!  This unique map shows the path of the moon's umbral shadow -- in which the sun will be completely obscured by the moon-- during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. 


Image of solar eclipse path in the U.S.

Content for this guide based on Carole Williams' guide and with her permission.

Total Eclipses in YOUR Lifetime

Use this website to see when and where every total solar eclipse will happen during your lifetime by putting in your year of birth.

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Eye Safety

image of solar eye protection It is never safe to look directly at the sun's rays -- even if the sun is partly obscured. Please take the necessary precautions to keep from harming your eyesight and share this information with you family and friends.


You should wear special eclipse glasses or welders goggles at all times. They can be purchased online and are pretty inexpensive. Regular sunglasses are useless. You can also use an indirect viewing method such as a pinhole projection box. 

Eclipse Soundtracks