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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Waterloo, IL:

Latitude: 38° 20' 09" NLongitude: 90° 08' 59" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 10sPartial phase start: 11:50:15AM (CDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:17:44PM (CDT)
*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 Waterloo!

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Current Weather Forecast for Waterloo
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Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Waterloo

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Waterloo, IL

Waterloo is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 10s 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 IL cities!
Visit community pages for other states


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Waterloo


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City of Waterloo & Explore Waterloo   


May 15, 2017   


Solarbration – Total Solar Eclipse Event


The City of Waterloo and local merchants group, Explore Waterloo, are collaborating together to host a spectacular viewing party for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse – “Solarbration”.

On August 21, spectators from across the nation will gather to witness the Total Solar Eclipse. This rare and wondrous spectacle will be seen from coast to coast, but only if you are within the path of totality. Waterloo is lucky enough to be in this path! So, we are having a viewing party so the community to come together and have an out-of-this-world celebration!! In Waterloo, the total solar eclipse will occur at 1:17pm for 2 minutes and 10 seconds of “totality.” 

The Solarbration is free to attend and will take place at the Monroe County Fairgrounds on August 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will include live music by Brad Noe, local food vendors, an artisan, craft and merchant fair and other activities that are still in the works. Interested vendors can contact City Hall at 618-939-8600 ext. 211.

There will also be science industry experts present to give details on the natural phenomenon as it’s being witnessed and Solar Eclipse viewing glasses will be available to attendees for FREE (limited quantity). Special edition Glow In The Dark Explore Waterloo t-shirts will also be for sale.

In conjunction with this event, the City of Waterloo is sponsoring a “Don’t Get Left in the Dark” campaign where residents will be able to get a high-efficiency LED light bulb with a life span of 20+ years for free. Residents should watch for a coupon to receive their free bulb in the June Mayor’s Newsletter that comes with their utility bills. One bulb per household will be given. Remaining bulbs will be given at the Solarbration.

For more information, contact Sarah Deutch at 618-939-8600 ext. 211 or  Follow to keep up with more details to come.



Pictures of the Waterloo area

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If you are an official of Waterloo, 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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