Solar Eclipse in Grant Teton National Park – August 21st 2017

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see the coast to coast solar eclipse in the united states. It will “Make America dark again” just a few hours after sunrise.  Make sure you watch this incredible event from within the path of totality which crosses Grand Teton National Park

How to pick a location:

  1. Make sure you are in the path of totality.
  2. Don’t focus too much on the center line of the path. As long as you are in the path you will experience total darkness when the moon covers the sun. The closer your are too the line the longer the eclipse will be.
  3. Clear view to the east

Update: The National park Service appointed multiple official viewing locations
More info check the NPS grand Teton website 

Check the Weather forecast:
Set three deadlines 48h, 24h and 6h before the Eclipse. At these deadlines decide if you stay in the area or move to another location with a better visibility (Clear sky) prediction.

Climate data over the years shows that The Teton range could develop some clouds at the time of the Eclipse. Thanks to Jay Anderson (Eclipsophile) we are able to look at climate statistics over the years. He created aGraph of average cloud cover along the central axis of the eclipse based on observations from satellites over a 15 to 17-year period. Data NASA/GSFC

Screen Shot 2017-07-17 at 1.15.20 PM

(Source: NASA Total Solar Eclipse Interactive map)

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(Source: Great American Eclipse)

 

Links Solar Eclipse in Grand Teton National Park

National Park Service – Teton Solar Eclipse

Great American Eclipse

 

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