Feels like the entire United States of America's coming to Idaho on August 21 for the Solar Eclipse.  Here's some important tips that'll make sure your experience is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 


1.  EYE WEAR

Sunglasses are not enough and you're just asking for major damage to the retina without any type of glasses at all.  Eclipse Glasses from 3 different manufacturers is recommended.  Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, or Thousand Oaks Optical.  These three have been tested and passed with flying colors for providing sufficient protection from harmful light.


 

2.     TIMING

We're not getting another Total Solar Eclipse for 152 years so you don't want to make all your preparations and then not know what time it's happening.

 

  • Western Border     11:24 a.m.
  • Weiser                   11:25 a.m.
  • Stanley                  11:28 a.m.
  • Idaho Falls             11:33 a.m.
  • Eastern Border      11:34 a.m.

 

The Eclipse will last just over 2 minutes here in Idaho.


 

3.     ROOMS AVAILABLE

There's not much left here in Idaho but you still can get a room.  Some are camping but most are locking up hotel rooms making their experience comfortable and convenient.  RoomKey.com has an extensive list of hotels available in Caldwell, Nampa, Meridian, Boise and most other locations in our area.