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Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:49 am

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse

Rapid City: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 10:27 am Countdown

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:49 am

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 47 minutes

Magnitude: 0.96


August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Rapid City

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The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Rapid City, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covers a large portion of the Sun, so this is a spectacular sight.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

10:27 am Aug 2111:49 am Aug 211:13 pm Aug 21
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Local times for eclipse in Rapid City on Monday, August 21, 2017

EventTime in Rapid CityDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 21 at 10:27 am124°East-southeast44.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseAug 21 at 11:49 am151°South-southeast54.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 21 at 1:13 pm188°South57.5°
The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Times are local for Rapid City (MDT – Mountain Daylight Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Rapid City

Eclipse Visibility From Rapid CityVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
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