Total solar eclipses are common. In this century (2001-2100), 75 total (or hybrid) eclipses will occur somewhere on Earth.
However, a solar eclipse within a 3 hour drive of my home is rare, and that is what will happen exactly six days from now. A group of students and professors from the SD Mines Physics Department will (Lord willing) be in the path of the moon’s shadow as it passes over Alliance, NE.
If you are in the Black Hills and can’t get to the path of totality, you can still see a 95% eclipse with appropriate eye protection at several places.
Live Stream at the Journey Museum
Source: Total Solar Eclipse Live-Stream | Calendar | Journey Museum and Learning Center
Central States Fair
Sanford Underground Research Facility
Sanford Lab and the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center are hosting a 95 Percent Eclipse Party beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Visitor Center in Lead, 160 W. Main. The eclipse begins at 10:27 a.m., reaches its peak at 11:49 a.m. and ends at 1:13 p.m. Cookies and beverages will be served at the free event.
Source: A total eclipse of the sun | Sanford Underground Research Facility
NASA Official Eclipse Site
This is NASA’s official 2012 total eclipse web page. It contains maps and tables for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21 and includes information on eclipse photography, observing tips and eye safety information.
Source: NASA – Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21