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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Arco, ID:

Latitude: 43° 38' 12" NLongitude: 113° 18' 01" W
Duration of Totality*: 1m 39sPartial phase start: 10:13:48AM (MDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 11:31:03AM (MDT)
*All times shown are calculated for the lat/long specified above, and are accurate to within a couple of seconds, due mainly to influences of the "edge effects" at the start and end of totality.
For a more detailed explanation of this, please see the "About Accuracy" section of this great 2017 eclipse page by Ernie Wright of NASA!
Please also note that these times have been converted from UTC; if you see times on other sites that say "UTC"/ "UT", or "GMT", those are NOT the local times for you in Arco!

Standard Google Map of Arco and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Arco
Visit our "Weather" links above for other great cloud cover forecast maps!

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Arco

See our instructions page for use of the above map!
Launch a full-screen version of the above map!

Arco, ID

Arco is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 1m 39s of totality!

(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the partial phases!)

Do you have a location that could host folks seeking to watch the eclipse?
First, we'd suggest you contact your local Chamber of Commerce and/or Town/City Council.
But then, check out Sky & Telescope Magazine's Marketplace for viewing locations! also has a (paid) Eclipse advertising section, where you can make and post an ad to promote your products and services!


Please be sure to check out Dr. Kate Russo's excellent White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning!

Not where you want to be?
Go back to other ID cities!
Visit community pages for other states


Come see the Eclipse with us! We have wide open spaces with beautiful scenery to observe this special event!

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Arco

Butte County High School

Solar Eclipse Presentation

May 15th, 2017
7:00-7:45 PM

Come learn more about the eclipse with Professor Brian Jackson, Boise State University for information about the BSU Project


Craters of the Moon National Monument

Star Parties

August 18 & 19th 2017

Sunset-evening at the Devil’s Orchard parking lot


August 21,2017

Solar scope viewing at the Visitor Center

7:30- 8:30pm “Lunar Ranger” presentation by National Park Service Staff at the amphitheater

8:30-9:30pm Evening presentation by NASA at the amphitheater


Arco, Bottolfsen Park

August 21st 2017 Events

9:00- Food, Eclipse memorabilia and Venders

9:00am- 10am Short introduction to the eclipse focusing on safe viewing by an Astronomer from Idaho Falls Astronomical Society. Eclipse viewing glasses available for purchase from the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association

10:00 am -1pm  Partial eclipse begins at 10:13 am; totality from 11:31:03 am-11:32:42: partial continues until approximately 12:30 pm

1:00-1:30 pm Special Park Announcement

1:30-3:00 pm Viewing of stations in park NASA and Idaho State University



Arco's Rockin' Country Outdoors

August 18 – August 21, 2017

Come join us in Arco to experience an amazing unobstructed view of the Solar Eclipse, dry camp, listen to great local entertainment, and participate or be a spectator in the ATV Fun Run, Motorcycle Rodeo, and other events!

More information and registration available on Facebook or

Pictures of the Arco area

No pictures of Arco have been submitted yet!

Any questions? I’d be happy to help!

Monica Hampton

Butte County Economic Development
Serving Communities of Arco, Butte City, Darlington, Howe and Moore Idaho

159 N. Idaho Street Ste.102
P.O. Box 641
Arco, Idaho  83213

If you are an official of Arco, who is responsible for Eclipse2017 public outreach,
please send us information about your community’s 2017 eclipse plans – so we can share it here with everyone!
(Please note, we are completely swamped with requests, so NO more pictures - and PLEASE give us the text EXACTLY so we can cut and paste it in!) encourages everyone to get into the path of totality on eclipse day,
and see one of the greatest sights the sky has to offer!

(And make sure to have eclipse glasses on hand for everyone!)

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