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

Latitude: 40° 30' 20" NLongitude: 96° 42' 21" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 30sPartial phase start: 11:37:13AM (CDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:02:09PM (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 Cortland!

Standard Google Map of Cortland and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Cortland
CURRENT CLOUD COVER:
LOCAL | NATIONAL
Visit our "Weather" links above for other great cloud cover forecast maps!

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Cortland

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Cortland, NE


Cortland is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 30s 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! Maybe you can advertise your site there!

 

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

 


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Cortland

Initial eclipse day planning is underway in Cortland!!

 

There will be a pancake breakfast on Monday morning in the Village Park.

Parking guidelines include parking only on the West and South sides of narrow streets, alleys and county roads.  25 mph “school zone” suggested speed limits for the safety of those parked along roadways.

A community-wide safety plan is being drafted for first responders and command post coordination to respond to unforeseen issues.

Entertainment includes country music in the park, a life-sized board game in the park, community museum, and eclipse viewing in the storm shelter (just in case Aug 21 is a cloudy day)

After the Eclipse celebration includes plans for a watermelon feed and ice cream social.

Plans also include a brief fireworks display at the end of totality.

More information can be obtained by contacting the Cortland Improvement Association



Pictures of the Cortland area

 





If you are an official of Cortland, 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!




 

Eclipse2017.org 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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