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Total Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017 @ 10:23 am - 2:11 pm
For the first time since 1979, a total solar eclipse is coming to Wyoming (#ThatsWY)! Douglas (#JackalopeCity) and Glenrock, Wyoming is on the prime path of the total solar eclipse that will take place Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 and last two minutes and 23 seconds. Astronomers and eclipse enthusiasts (#WYSkies) from around the world are making their plans to convene in Wyoming to experience one of the most breathtaking sights on earth from one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
ECLIPSE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Watch our calendar for events and gatherings happening in conjunction with the 2017 eclipse. The eclipse takes place as the Wyoming State Fair is coming to a close in Douglas so there is a lot happening here in the days leading up to the eclipse. The below map offers a wealth of information for those planning to be in Douglas and Glenrock for this historic occasion. Click through for details on places to stay, places from which to watch the eclipse and more.
The following list of resources may prove helpful in planning your eclipse excursion!
City of Douglas
City of Glenrock
U.S. Forest Service info for this area
Glenrock Chamber of Commerce, Eclipse specific information
Converse County Visitors Center • 307-358-2950
Wyoming Office of Tourism
Also, you’ll want to ensure safety of your eyes while watching the eclipse. Learn more HERE!
We’ll look forward to seeing you in August 2017. In the meantime, make your reservations!
NOTE FROM THE TOURISM BOARD: If you are opening your property to camping and overnight guests, you are responsible for collecting and reporting sales and lodging tax. Contact the Department of Revenue at (307) 777-5200 for more information. Go to https://revenue.wyo.gov/ and click on “Cover Letter, Solar Eclipse Event Application & Tax Rate Chart”.