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The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse starts on the west coast at Lincoln Beach, Oregon. From there, the shadow of the moon tracks eastward across the United States. A dozen states will experience totality.

Here are some cities that experience Totality:

Madras, Oregon

Madras, Oregon, is located at the junction of highway 97 and 26. The population is about 6,000 in the city. There is only a little developed infrastructure of commercial services such as hotels, shopping and other services. Area attractions include many acres of Nation Forest and several local parks. A number of hotels are situated […]

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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is located on the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. The population of Charleston is well over 100,000 and over 750,000 in the area. There are full commercial services available such as hotels, shopping and other services in the area. Nearby attractions include many historical sites and the scenic Atlantic coastline. Eclipse Viewing Venues The city is […]

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Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon, located just west of Interstate 5, is the state capital and third largest city in the state. The population is about 154,000 in the city and over 400,000 in the area. There is an extensive infrastructure of commercial services including hotels, shopping and attractions. August is often a busy booking period for local […]

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Lincoln Beach, Oregon

The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse starts in the community of Lincoln Beach, Oregon, before tracking across the United States. It ends far out to sea beyond the coast of South Carolina. Eclipse watchers may consider viewing this event at Lincoln Beach. If they do, however, they should be plan extensively in advance. Lincoln […]

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Casper, Wyoming

Casper, Wyoming, located at the junction of US highway 20/26 and Interstate I-25. The city is located on broad plains stretching towards the Thunder Basin National Grassland to the north. There are some hotels and other services in the area. Advance reservations are a must. Casper is located relatively near Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Denver, Colorado, […]

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St. Joseph, Missouri

St. Joseph is located on Interstate 29 about an hour north of Kansas City. The population is more than 75,000. There are commercial services such as hotels, shopping and other services in the area. Nearby attractions include many historical pioneer sites and the Missouri River. Eclipse Viewing Venues There are many open spaces in the […]

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Glendo, Wyoming

Glendo, Wyoming is located on US Interstate 25 and is about 1.5 hours north of Cheyenne, Wy. Glendo is located in the center of the eclipse path so nearly 2.5 minutes of totality is possible here. The town is very small with limited commercial services. Glendo State Park is nearby offering many camping spaces and […]

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Grand Island, Nebraska

Grand Island is located on Interstate 80 about 2 hours west of Omaha. Many visitors may travel to the area since Omaha does not experience totality. The population of Grand Island is about 50,000. There are commercial services such as hotels, shopping and other services in the area. Nearby attractions include many historical pioneer sites. […]

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Columbia, Missouri

Columbia is located at the junction of Interstate 70 and US Highway 63, about halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis. Many visitors may travel to the area since the duration of totality here is over 2.5 minutes. The population of Columbia is over 100,000 and there are full commercial services such as hotels, shopping […]

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Idaho Falls, Idaho

Idaho Falls, Idaho, is located on Interstate 15 about 3 hours north of Salt Lake City, Utah. The population is about 56,000 in the city, 136,000 in the immediate area. There is a well developed infrastructure of commercial services such as hotels, shopping and other services. Area attractions include many acres of Nation Forest, National […]

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St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis is essentially cut in half by the path of the total solar eclipse. The famous arch is just outside the zone of totality with the sun being 99.99% eclipsed. This is not enough, however. At this location, the sun will still be shining, although with very little strength, but it will still be […]

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Baker City, Oregon

Baker City, Oregon, is located on Interstate 84 in the east of the state. The population is just under 10,000. There is little developed infrastructure of commercial services such as hotels, shopping and other services. Area attractions include many acres of Nation Forest and several local parks. The area was an important gold producing region, […]

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Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City is located in the Plains and is the junction point for several Interstate freeways. This large city, population nearly 500,000, is essentially split by the August 21, 2017 eclipse. Totality only occurs in the regions roughly north of Interstate 70 or the Missouri River. The duration of totality increases in the northern direction. […]

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Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is a major crossing point for all forms of transportation in the eastern United States. The population is well over 1.5 million in the area. There are full commercial services available such as hotels, shopping and other services in the area. Nearby attractions include many historical sites and the vibrant music venues. Eclipse Viewing […]

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Torrington, Wyoming

Torrington is located on US Highway 26 about 3 hours north of Denver, Colorado. Many visitors may travel to the area from Denver or from Cheyenne, Wyoming. The population of Torrington is about 6,000. There are few commercial services such as hotels, shopping and other services. Area attractions include many historical pioneer sites. Eclipse Viewing […]

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Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia is the capital of South Carolina. The population is nearly 130,000, almost 800,000 in the metropolitan area. It is located in the midlands region of the state. Full commercial services are available in Columbia for eclipse visitors. Eclipse Viewing Venues The city is close to the center of the zone of totality. The duration […]

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Check the above cities to see the details for eclipse viewing in that area.

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