MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

For a longer eclipse totality, get close to its center line

For a longer eclipse totality, get close to its center line. (MGN)

Central Nebraska won't be the only place experiencing total darkness for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21

Nebraska will be one of only 14 states where people could see the total solar eclipse.

About 200 communities right here in the state are in the path of totality.

Eclipse chaser Dr. Kate Russo said the closer you are to the center line of totality, the better.

The path of totality is about 60 miles wide," Russo said. "But the closer you are to the center line, the longer you will have in totality. And that just means people on the center line, places like Ravenna are going to have 2 minutes and 35 seconds. If you're towards the north or the south of the center line, your totality time is going to be much reduced. So like 35 seconds," she said.

Russo suggested you decide now where you will watch the eclipse from so you know just how much darkness you will have.

Trending