Dubbed the “Great American Eclipse,” the August 21, 2017 eclipse passed through Jackson and was visible within a band that spanned the entire contiguous United States, passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. Beginning here in Jackson at 10:17 a.m. as a partial eclipse, and continuing until 11:35 a.m. when the moon passed directly in front of the sun blocking out the majority of the sun’s light. For the following two minutes and several seconds (the exact duration depends on the exact location) the sun’s corona was visible. The full experience lasted until approximately 1 p.m, Mountain Standard Time.
Visitors from around the world descended upon Jackson and the greater Yellowstone region to experience the “totality.”
In this public affairs segment Wyoming Stargazing took a deep dive into our solar system and the great eclipse of 2017.