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

Latitude: 42° 40' 59" NLongitude: 103° 24' 46" W
Duration of Totality*: 45sPartial phase start: 10:26:29AM (MDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 11:48:53AM (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 Crawford!

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

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Crawford

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

Crawford, NE

Crawford is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 45s 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 Crawford

Watch the Moon Take Over

Get Solarized In Crawford

2017 Solar Eclipse


Crawford is on the northern edge of the path of totality. Avoid the large crowds and join us for a weekend of activities and almost a minute of totality! Enjoy the many seasonal activities available at Ft. Robinson State Park and the surrounding area. Visit Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Hudson Meng Bison Kill Site, Toadstool Geologic Park and stake out a spot in the shadow of the legendary Red Cloud Buttes to view the eclipse.  Several locations will be available for viewing. Tent and RV Camping is available at the City Park Complex, local RV Parks and at historic Ft. Robinson State Park.

Come early and join in on the fun.  Be sure to bring your sunscreen and pick up a Solar Viewer.

Saturday Aug 19th

                        Senior Pro Rodeo – Performances throughout the day

Cookout – Legend Buttes Golf Course – 6:00 P.M. to dark

 Star Party & Eclipse presentations - presented by the Denver, CO Astrology Club -View the stars through their powerful telescopes.

Solar Golf - Legend Buttes Golf Course.

Sunday Aug 20th

                        Music, art, food and more.

Senior Pro Rodeo -  Performances throughout the day.

BarB Que

Monday Aug 21st

                        Pancake Breakfast - Old West Trail Rodeo Complex.

View the Eclipse from the Rodeo Grandstands, the Crawford Community Building & Ball Field, the Golf Course Driving Range or Fort Robinson State Park (Park entry permit required)

The partial Phase begins at 10:26 MDT with Totality at 11:48

For a complete list of activities and information on area attractions,

Contact: Crawford Chamber of Commerce 308-665-1817 or at the Visitors Center Hwy 2/71 & 20

City of Crawford 308-665-1300 or visit


Other possible activities include

Karoke at the Park

Ice Cream Social.

Story Telling: Native American stories and Cowboy tales

Kids Eclipse Camp  - Community Building

Native American Fund Raiser Building the Camp

Presentations: Science and the Sun, Moon and Stars Community Building – Food fund raiser for some group

Presentations: Wildlife and the eclipse  Rapter center presentation  and/or Animal watch Birds- Insects- Bats

Presentations: History, Myths and the Eclipse. Eclipse art products and maps.

Pool Party and kids activities – Bounce house- bumper cars at Peabody Hale Park

Senior Center Bake Sale - Cosmic Cookies – Moon Pies


Talk to Kathy about Patches and ball caps

Check out lapel pins

Pictures of the Crawford area



If you are an official of Crawford, 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! 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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