Nebraska will be in the right place at the right time on August 21, 2017. The state is in the direct path of a total solar eclipse and state officials are getting ready to celebrate. Lora Young is the executive director of the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce and says a stretch is in the path for a total eclipse.
Young says, “There is just a swath that comes down and a path about 60 miles wide that starts about Alliance and ending in the southeast corner of the state, we are going to have totality. We are going to have some of the longest totality in the nation. For example, Beatrice is at 2:35 and the longest is 2:40 so we are right up there with the longest amount.”
Young says she has already received calls from eclipse enthusiasts around the world looking at coming to Nebraska for the event. The Nebraska Eclipse Coalition consists of ten community tourism organizations and will feature the state as a top travel destination for the eclipse. Young says many people will not want to miss this because there is a 400 year wait for the next total solar eclipse in Nebraska.
The Coalition released their website that will be constantly update with eclipse events. That website is www.neclipse17.com.