On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse was visible across the continental United States. The path of totality passed directly through Eastern Idaho. In Idaho Falls, the partial phase of the eclipse began around 10:15am. Totality began at 11:33am and lasted for 1 minute, 41 seconds.
In June, the Idaho Falls Library hosted Boise State University Astronomer, Dr. Brian Jackson, for two presentations on the eclipse and how to view it safely. You can watch his second presentation below (turn up your audio volume).
The Idaho Falls Library had free eclipse glasses for adults and teens in our Summer Reading program. Patrons could pick up these glasses once they read at least 5 books (or, for junior summer readers, as the week 6 prize). As the eclipse drew near, the library also made the glasses available to patrons not participating in summer reading.
Note: Now that the eclipse has passed, some links may be broken.
- Smarter Every Day Eclipse Video
- General Eclipse Information
- Idaho Falls Eclipse Information
- Bonneville County Eclipse Information
- Eastern Idaho Eclipse Website
- Idaho Dept. of Commerce Eclipse Information
Eclipse viewers could also visit the City of Idaho Falls website for additional online resources.