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A Total Solar Eclipse is Coming to the United States!

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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Summerfield, KS:

Latitude: 39° 59' 50" NLongitude: 96° 21' 01" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 22sPartial phase start: 11:37:53AM (CDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:03:18PM (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 Summerfield!

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

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Summerfield

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Summerfield, KS

Summerfield is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 22s 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 KS cities!
Visit community pages for other states


Where is Summerfield Located?

Summerfield is located on Highway 99 right on the Kansas & Nebraska State Line.  We are 15 miles North of Highway 36.


Where to Stay

Summerfield will have 50 primitive camping sites available for rent for the entire weekend. 

Call 402-248-6493 to reserve your spot in advance.


Things to See & Do

Summerfield is having their annual Blacksmith & Pioneer Days August 19th & 20th

Come ride in a Covered Wagon, Watch the Gun Fight Show, or learn how to make homemade Butter.  There will also be Marble Blowing, Wool Spinning, Wood Carving, Skull Paining and Much More!


A Homemade Ice Cream Social will be from 2:00-4:00pm on Saturday the 19th


A Taco Bar Benefit Supper will be held Sunday Evening August 20th.  Proceeds will benefit the Montgomery Lindeen Family. 

Serving will be from 5:00-8:00p.m. at the Community Center

Choose from Hard & Soft Shell Tacos, Walking Tacos or Potato Tacos with all the fixings


Best Viewing Area

For the most unobstructed viewing, head to the ball diamond, one block east of Main Street. 


Other Dining Options

The Border Bar and Grill is open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am – Close.  They will also be open Monday the 21st for Breakfast & Lunch from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  The Border Bar & Grill has Daily Lunch Specials and Weekend Evening Meal Specials.  

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Summerfield

No viewing plans for Summerfield have been submitted to us yet!

Pictures of the Summerfield area

No pictures of Summerfield have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of Summerfield, 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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