More Maps & Resources to Better Understand The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and The path of Totality

It started off purely out of interest and curiosity, and now we seem almost consumed by the coming Eclipse (Aug 21, 2017)! We initially shared a few fine maps to help identify the best places to view the eclipse and that post blew up pretty big, attracting a fair bit of attention and helped out more than a few of our readers. Well, now there’s an amazing, new Story Map that will shed a light on anything you could possibly need to know about the 2017 eclipse!

Case in point, enter this awesome Story Map by Mike Zeiler of Esri (@michaelZeiler) . Mike shares research, data, images, stats, figures oh, and maps, to help us all better understand the science behind an eclipse and details of the coming Great American Eclipse. A truly fine resource. Enjoy the Story as he shares a step by step look at the eclipse at it moves from West to East, passing over numerous States. He shares detailed maps of each State, pointing out down to the second, the viewing times at any location along the path.

Enjoy the story map as it provides:  an overview of the path, flyover the path, 10 best places to view  (places to go).

Prime viewing locations in America include:

  • Madras, OR
  • Weiser, ID
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • Jackson, WY
  • Casper, WY
  • Tryon, Nebraska
  • Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • St Joseph, Missouri
  • Carbondale, Illinois
  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Sparta & Nashville, TN, the largest city wholly within the path of total solar eclipse
  • Greenville, and Columbia SC (note, eastern locations get total darkness longer than western areas!)

Where will you watch the eclipse from?? Tweet us @geojobegis


A detailed look at the path as it travels from the West coast to the East

The gray oval shapes depict the narrow shadow of the moon—where a total eclipse can be seen

Finally, at about 2:48 EDT the eclipse will move over the Atlantic

Amazing job here by Michael Zeiler – enjoy the entire Story Map HERE

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Are you wondering, what is the likelihood of viewability at a specific location? Well, there’s a fine ArcGIS webmap service for that – The Eclipse Viewability App

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