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Where are the Best Places in Idaho to view the Total Solar Eclipse 2017?

Where are the Best Places in Idaho to view the Total Solar Eclipse 2017?

Solar Eclipse 2017 Path Map of Idaho
Solar Eclipse 2017 Path Map of Idaho

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will trace its way through the contiguous US and will travel from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast. This much-awaited event will take place on August 21st, 2017. The sun will be completely blocked out and cities and towns in the path of totality will experience darkness even during the day. After Oregon, the next state that falls in the path of totality of this eclipse is Idaho. The duration of the total eclipse in Idaho is between 1 minute and 2 minutes and 21 seconds, depending on the place of viewing.  The eclipse will be visible between 11:27 am MDT and 11:35 am MDT in various parts of Idaho. Predictions of clear weather make it a popular destination for eclipse chasers.

Best Places to See the Total Solar Eclipse 2017 in Idaho

The following cities, towns, and communities of Idaho will be in the path of totality of this Great American Eclipse –

  • Arco
  • Cascade
  • Challis
  • Driggs
  • Dubois
  • Hamer
  • Idaho Falls
  • Ketchum
  • Mackay
  • Menan
  • Midvale
  • Mud Lake
  • Payette
  • Rexburg
  • Shelley
  • Smith’s ferry
  • St. Anthony
  • Stanley
  • Sun Valley
  • Tetonia
  • Victor
  • Weiser

Cities and towns such as McCall, Rupert, Blackfoot, Boise (capital of Idaho), and Nampa are beyond the path of totality and may witness only a partial eclipse. Crossing over to Idaho through the Snake River Valley, the total eclipse steers clear of the northern parts of the state. If you are going to near any of the following towns or cities, you may want to move closer to the path of totality to be able to witness the eclipse –

  • Bonner’s ferry
  • Cottonwood
  • Craig Mont
  • Downey
  • Hayden
  • Kamiah
  • Kellog
  • Lewiston
  • Malad City
  • Potlatch
  • Preston
  • Rogerson
  • Sandpoint
  • St. Marines
  • Wallace

The three major airports that serve the communities that lie on the path of totality are –

  • Boise Airport (Boise)
  • Friedman Memorial Airport (Hailey)
  • Idaho Falls Regional Airport (Idaho Falls)

Here are some of the important attractions of Boise which you may want to look up when in Idaho –

  • Idaho State Capitol Building
  • Kathryn Albertson Park
  • Ann Morrison Park
  • World Center for Birds
  • Basque Museum and Cultural Centre
  • Old Idaho Penitentiary

And here are a few attractions of Nampa, one of the biggest cities in Idaho –

  • Warhawk Air Museum
  • Canyon County Historical Museum
  • Ford Idaho Center
  • Wilson Springs Ponds

Related Maps:

Idaho Map
Idaho Map
US Map
US Map
Best places in US to view Solar Eclipse
Best places in US to view Solar Eclipse
States through which Eclipse 2017 will pass through
States through which Eclipse 2017 will pass through

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