Solar Eclipse

The sun, moon and Earth will line up perfectly in the cosmos on August 21, turning day into night for a few wondrous minutes.  The path will cross the U.S. from coast to coast for the first time in nearly a century.

Never will a total solar eclipse be so heavily viewed and studied — or celebrated.

While the total solar eclipse will be south of KELOLAND, we still will be able to see a partial eclipse. We've put together resources whether you're staying in KELOLAND or traveling to get ready for the big day. 

Live Streams

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South Dakota

KELOLAND Eclipse Map

Rapid City

Obscuration: 95.64%
Start of Partial Eclipse 10:27 a.m. (MT)
 Start of Maximum Eclipse 11:49 a.m. (MT)
 End of Partial Eclipse 1:13 p.m. (MT) 


Obscuration: 92.22%
Start of Partial Eclipse 11:31 a.m. (CT)
 Start of Maximum Eclipse 12:54 p.m. (CT)
 End of Partial Eclipse 2:18 p.m. (CT)  

Sioux Falls

Obscuration: 91.45%
Start of Partial Eclipse 11:37 a.m. (CT)
Start of Maximum Eclipse 1:01 p.m. (CT)
End of Partial Eclipse 2:25 p.m. (CT)

Obscuration is the fraction of the sun’s area covered by the moon.

Find The Total Eclipse Near KELOLAND

From: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


Solar Filters and Viewers

For a full list of reputable vendors of solar filters, viewers and glasses, visit the American Astronomical Society.

Create a Pinhole Projector

​PDF's Courtesy: NASA

  1. Click on one of the maps below then click on original PDF
  2. Print on paper or card stock
  3. Carefully cut out the circle and star shapes to create pinholes.
  4. With your back to the sun, hold the pinhole projector 2-3 feet above the ground.
  5. Your shadow should project the eclipse. Snap a photo and send to uShare@KELOLAND.com.
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Get Safety Glasses

The Space Science Institute has distributed over 2 million free eclipse glasses including to some in KELOLAND. Click here to view a map. 

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