Eclipse: Lincoln, Aug. 21, 2017

Nebraska’s Capital City of Lincoln, which sits on the northern edge of the eclipse, will experience 1 minute, 24 seconds of totality and is only 43 miles to the north of the center of activity as it traverses our great state.

Together with our community partners, the we are planning a variety of events on August 21, 2017. Haymarket Park, home of the Lincoln Saltdogs Baseball team, will provide spectacular viewing points, interactive events, as well as indoor and outdoor talks and presentations. The Saltdogs will host Gary SouthShore with a special noon start time. As the eclipse approaches, the game will enter an "Eclipse Delay" so fans and players can enjoy the rare phenomenon. Eclipse glasses and t-shirts will be available and will make for a great souvenir from this memorable event. In the coming weeks, we will also be unveiling other special events and fun activities at Haymarket Park that will make for a complete weekend of education and fun surrounding the eclipse. In addition to these events, planning is underway for observatories across Lincoln and Lancaster County to host activities.

As a community, Lincoln features over 5,000 lodging rooms and is the home to state government and the University of Nebraska. “Lonely Planet”, the world’s largest publisher of travel guidebooks, has named Lincoln to its list of 10 top destinations to see in 2017. Lincoln ranked No. 3 on the publisher’s “Best in the U.S.” list. Our proud city makes it mark with bike trails, breweries, nightlife and a hip music scene under an enormous sky.

Additional event information coming soon. For information on lodging, please contact Tracie Simpson at tsimpson@lincoln.org or 402-434-5339.

Lincoln, Aug. 21, 2017 (CDT)

11:37:17am, Partial eclipse begins

1:02:36pm, Total eclipse begins
Approximate length of totality: 1 minute, 24 seconds

 

Lincoln is conveniently located along the path of the
Eclipse and will enjoy just over a minute of totality.