|Press Release – You likely are aware that Wyoming residents (and visitors) will be treated to a total solar eclipse on August 21—for those who don’t know, the last total solar eclipse in Wyoming occurred in 1918. During a total solar eclipse, the moon moves in front of the sun, covering it completely for a few minutes and darkening the sky. Something that is sure to be quite a sight.
But, did you know that viewing a total solar eclipse improperly can cause some serious damage to your eyes? Check out some tips in our blog, How to view an eclipse safely.
More information about the total solar eclipse is available at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
The Campbell County Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting an Energy Capital Eclipse Festival August 18-21. The event features tours of Contura Energy’s Eagle Butte Coal Mine and the Durham Buffalo Ranch, Campbell County School District Planetarium shows, Gillette Main Street’s Eclipse Festival (August 19), a concert out at CAM-PLEX featuring Josh Dorr, Basin Electric Power Cooperative Dry Fork Station Tours and more! Details are available at www.visitgillettewright.com/eclipse/.
How to view an eclipse safely
Written by broebling on August 21, 2017