Dedicated to the safe observation of the
The United States saw a Total Solar Eclipse!
Your use of this site is contingent on your understanding and agreement that you have read this link, you agree with its contents, and you will comply with all the rules of common sense and well established protocols for eye safety when observing any solar phenomenon.
"...And we'll see YOU... in the shadow!!"

Did you order glasses from us? Are you worried about the big recall?
How do you know the glasses you got from us were safe to use? is on the American Astronomical Society's approved vendor list for eclipse glasses!

Also, please read the blog post we wrote about the safety of glasses ordered from!

Latest News

  • Watch for - dedicated to the NEXT total solar eclipse in North America! Coming SOON! does not endorse any viewing sites for the 2017 eclipse. The information on this page has been provided by the individuals, companies and/or communities represented, and has not been validated, substantiated, or confirmed by Selection of a suitable viewing site, including due diligence, weather, infrastructure, travel, logistics, and safety considerations, is solely the responsibility of the eclipse observer and of the individuals, companies, and communities whose information appears on these pages. No relationship between and any individual, company, or community exists, nor may be inferred to exist, by virtue of any information included on this page. All information on's Community pages is provided "as is", with no warranty or guarantee as to suitability for viewing the eclipse, or preparedness by any individual or entity in any fashion to receive or host visitors.

Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Broken Bow, NE:

Latitude: 41° 24' 07" NLongitude: 99° 38' 21" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 25sPartial phase start: 11:32:11AM (CDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 12:55:49PM (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 Broken Bow!

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

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Broken Bow

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

Broken Bow, NE

Broken Bow is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 25s 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 NE cities!
Visit community pages for other states




Broken Bow, Nebraska, has four days of activities planned for Eclipse 2017!



    FRIDAY, Aug. 18 at the Broken Bow Country Club
  • Golf 9-Hole Grass Greens • 308-872-6444
  • Party at Kinkaider Brewing Co. / Taproom & Kitchen
  • SATURDAY, Aug. 19 downtown Broken Bow
  • TeamMates 5K Walk/Run/Bike - 7:00am City Square
  • Make a Splash at the Broken Bow Aquatic Center!
  • Food & Crafts in the City Square
  • Evening Street Dance featuring the James Lee BandBroken Bow Legends Neighborhood Grill
  • Chicken Wing Eating Contest • Broken Bow Legends Neighborhood Grill

    SUNDAY, Aug. 20 at the Custer County Fairgrounds
  • Cowboy Church
  • Barrel Racing
  • Outdoor Movie Theater & Car Show
  • Special Viewings of NET Productions inlcuding: Solomon Butcher: Frontier Photographer

    SUNDAY-MONDAY (Aug. 20-21) at Straight Arrow Bison Ranch
  • Guided Tours • Pasture View • Lunch & More!
  • Reservations: 308-872-3066 |

    MONDAY, Aug. 21 at the Scenic Byway Barn: 10am-4pm
  • Enjoy the museum, hiking trail and more!
  • Music by We're Not Twins
  • Antique Tractor Display
  • Chicken Coop (chickens roost in darkness)
  • Cowboy Poet, RP Smith
  • Reserved seats at the viewing center for eclipse.
  • The Math of It All • Stephanie McCaslin, PHD
  • Beer/Food - Lunch served 11am-2pm
  • 150-Drive selfie winner announced! (See details below)
    Selfie Contest: Sponsored by the Broken Bow Chamber • 308-872-5691
    Drive a 150-mile tour around Custer County taking selfies at select locations. Post to the contest page to be entered to win $500 in Chamber Bucks! Contest starts July 6 with the winner announced Aug. 21 at the Scenic Byway Barn. Stop by the chamber to purchase your raffle ticket or click here for more info. Make it a party! Limo service is available through Premier Limousine • 308-767-2090.

    Shop Broken Bow!
  • Watch for specials in the retail district!

  • Broken Bow Partial phase start: 11:32a.m. / Totality start: 12:55p.m.
  • Protect your Eyes! Purchase solar eclipse glasses at event locations Aug. 18-21.

    For more information, visit the CEDC Facebook page: Custer Economic Development Corporation


    For more info, contact:

    Deb McCaslin
    Custer Economic Development Executive Director



Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Broken Bow

No viewing plans for Broken Bow have been submitted to us yet!

Pictures of the Broken Bow area

No pictures of Broken Bow have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of Broken Bow, 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!)

©2007-2017, inc. All Rights Reserved.