Crossing the Snake River Plain, the path of
totality will be welcomed in the second state for that day: Idaho. The moon’s
shadow will enter Idaho at 11:25 AM,
MDT, continuing the path that began in Oregon.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, Idaho will be one of the most desirable places to be to view this extravaganza. Theroads will be clear due to the low population density, and meteorologists are indicating that weather expectations should have clear skies. What makes Idaho one of the best choices for viewing is that the landscape of the state could make the whole celestial event even more spectacular.Idaho has high mountain tops along with its valleys, offering an array of variations for the total eclipse and promises to be an unforgettable show of quickly changing illuminations.
As it continues on its path, the solar eclipse will decrease the
speed of its transit from 2,900 miles per hour, that it entered with from
Oregon, – to 2,550 miles per hour. This
will be the speed when the eclipse meets its next destination in Wyoming. The
decreased speed will increase the duration of the scene from 2 minutes and 10
seconds at the most western part of the state – to 2 minutes and 21 seconds at
the most eastern part of Idaho.
The second state lucky enough to enjoy the
rare event of the total solar eclipse will be left behind by the Umbra at 11:36
AM, MDT, after eleven minutes of travel across the Idaho’s skies, and the path of totality will be continued in the
state of Wyoming.