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Crowds stand in awe, cheer 'unforgettable' total eclipse

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted Aug 21st, 2017 - 11:15pm

Everything and more. That was the unequivocal reaction to Monday's spectacular total eclipse of the sun by sky gazers gathered in a pasture in this small rural community.

Solar eclipse parties bring Utahns together as 'global community'

Ashley Stilson and Ryan Morgan  |  Posted Aug 21st, 2017 - 10:14pm

The Great American Eclipse as seen by hundreds of Utahns from the Clark Planetarium and KSL viewing parties in downtown Salt Lake City.

Bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-15 as eclipse viewers leave Idaho

Nate Sunderland,  |  Posted Aug 21st, 2017 - 11:11pm

Travelers leaving east Idaho following the total solar eclipse Monday were dealing with major traffic backups more than eight hours after the spectacular event ended.

User submitted: The Great American Eclipse

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Aug 21st, 2017 - 6:03pm

Browse through our gallery of eclipse photos to celebrate that the Great American Eclipse finally happened.

Utah family turns Rexburg eclipse camp site into fundraising tool for cancer treatment

Andrew Adams  |  Posted Aug 20th, 2017 - 11:00am

There are a lot of open fields where campers can park an RV, pitch a tent and watch Monday’s total eclipse. But one family in Rexburg is drawing interest from across the country and around the world for the cause it represents.

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

Aug 19th, 2017 - 12:00am

Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.

Celestial harmony or an evil omen? Solar eclipse superstitions throughout history

The word “eclipse” comes from the Greek word “ekleipsis,” which means “an abandonment.” So it comes as no surprise that civilizations throughout history have associated bad things with solar eclipses.

Tips for taking photos of Monday's solar eclipse

Aug 18th, 2017 - 3:14pm

Solar eclipse mania is here and one thing is for sure when the moon crosses the path of the sun creating the eclipse Monday morning, social media feeds will be flooded with all sorts of photos from anyone trying to capture that moment.

Idaho farmer finds group of tourists camped in middle of his planted field

Aug 18th, 2017 - 3:14pm

The owners of R&C Farms in Shelley, Idaho had quite a surprise when they woke up Friday morning.

Weather might negatively impact view of eclipse in Eastern Idaho

Aug 17th, 2017 - 10:11am

Skies could be partly cloudy on Monday in East Idaho, which could negatively affect people’s view of the first total solar eclipse to cross the nation in 99 years.

Businesses offering exclusive events for once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

Aug 17th, 2017 - 9:37am

Wyoming and Idaho offer a scenic backdrop for Monday's eclipse. Visitors have many interesting ways to see it, and businesses have found ways to sell the experience. By river raft, on horseback, in a chairlift or a bus — don't expect it to be cheap.

Thousands flock to Clark Planetarium for eclipse glasses

Aug 17th, 2017 - 9:18am

Thousands of Utah residents are flocking to Clark Planetarium this week to buy solar eclipse glasses to make sure they get safe ones following a recall issued by online retailer Amazon.

'Get the protection and then enjoy the eclipse': Separating myths from reality in eye safety

Aug 16th, 2017 - 7:55am

Here's some important advice you've probably heard before: During Monday's solar eclipse, do not fry your eyeballs. It can happen. Serious eye damage. But along with learning safe practices, you probably should unlearn a few myths and misconceptions.

1st responders will be positioned throughout Eastern Idaho during eclipse

Aug 15th, 2017 - 11:45am

The name of the game is safety.

Spectators can expect to pay top dollar for rooms with a view of eclipse

Aug 15th, 2017 - 7:50am

Monday's total solar eclipse has triggered an extraordinary explosion of prices for hotel and motel rooms across Wyoming and Idaho. There might still be places to stay for Utahns considering driving north, but get ready to open your wallet.

Amazon, John A. Moran Eye Center recall unverified eclipse glasses

Aug 14th, 2017 - 10:42am

The John A. Moran Eye Center is recalling solar eclipse glasses after Amazon said it was unable to confirm they came from a reputable manufacturer.any.

Utah AirMed joins eclipse medical effort

Aug 13th, 2017 - 5:08pm

For the first time ever, the University of Utah plans to activate an extra medical helicopter and preposition it in Wyoming for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21, part of a major medical preparedness effort.

Idaho’s extreme conditions, eclipse traffic have fire officials on edge

Aug 11th, 2017 - 5:48pm

Idaho wildfires have burned more than 256,000 acres this season — and we’re facing another five or six weeks of higher than normal fire potential, according to the Boise-based National Interagency Fire Center.

Idaho, Wyoming prepare for eclipse invasion

Aug 11th, 2017 - 8:55am

In a dozen states, some jurisdictions have issued disaster declarations anticipating huge crowds for the Aug. 21 eclipse. Oregon is even calling out the National Guard. Wyoming and Idaho are getting ready, too. But will the crowds really come?

Father, son prepare for eclipse after missed 1979 viewing

Aug 2nd, 2017 - 7:25am

The last time a total solar eclipse blacked out the sun in Oregon nearly 40 years ago, Gene Brick was working in a timber mill that refused to shut down for the spectacle.

Eclipse crowds may overwhelm some modern technology

Aug 2nd, 2017 - 7:29am

If you're among the thousands likely to flock to Idaho and Wyoming for the Great American Eclipse Aug. 21, you might need paper money and folding maps instead of credit cards and cellphones.

Total solar eclipse: What you need to know

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 19th, 2017 - 8:55pm

On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will experience something that hasn’t happened for decades: a total solar eclipse. The best places for viewing this once-in-a-generation event are north of Utah.

Preparing for the call of nature during the eclipse

Mike Price,  |  Posted Jul 17th, 2017 - 8:06am

When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go — and Idaho Falls and Rexburg, Idaho, are making sure they’ve got you covered.

Westminster team joins coast-to-coast effort to film 'Great American Eclipse'

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted Jul 12th, 2017 - 7:00pm

When "The Great American Eclipse" happens Aug. 21, millions of visitors will flood into Wyoming, Idaho and other states where the total eclipse will be visible. Among them will be 68 teams hoping to capture the longest movie of an eclipse in history.

Worried about cell service during the eclipse? Bring out the COWs

Mike Price,  |  Posted Jul 3rd, 2017 - 4:05pm

With an expected 500,000 people in eastern Idaho for the full solar eclipse on Aug. 21, you can expect there will be trouble with cell phone and data coverage.

Eastern Idaho eclipse traffic could be a nightmare — but there is a plan to help

Carrie Snider,  |  Posted Jul 10th, 2017 - 12:48pm

Is the post-Independence Day fireworks traffic still on the forefront of your mind? Local agencies are expecting eastern Idaho traffic during the eclipse to be just as bad, if not worse.

Planetarium sees solar eclipse as opportunity to raise interest in astronomy

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted Jun 16th, 2017 - 6:47am

With an impending deep solar eclipse overshadowing their efforts, the Clark Planetarium hosted a gala to foster excitement for astronomy education.

500K people expected to travel to witness eclipse, Idaho officials say

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted May 24th, 2017 - 10:02pm

In August, it's entirely possible that tens of millions of Americans will jump in their cars and drive to a neighboring state to watch a total solar eclipse. But are Wyoming and Idaho ready for a possible invasion from Utah?

'Great American Eclipse': A view from the volcanoes

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted Jun 6th, 2017 - 7:32pm

Just before noon on Monday, Aug. 21, when tens of millions of Americans are expected to watch a total solar eclipse, a lucky few will watch it in a very unusual place: atop two old volcanic craters in eastern Idaho.

It's finally party time for 'The Great American Eclipse'

Apr 14th, 2017 - 11:05am

A retired Salt Lake City schoolteacher has been planning a huge party for more than a quarter-century — and this year it's finally party time. He's reinviting thousands of former students to celebrate "The Great American Eclipse."

Great American Eclipse draws tourists to path of totality

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd, 2016 - 11:46am

Where's the best place to watch next year's eclipse? If you're thinking the grand open spaces of Wyoming, you have plenty of company.

Some Idaho hotel rooms selling for $1,200 a night for solar eclipse

Natalia Hepworth,  |  Posted Mar 6th, 2017 - 9:41am

Staff from one local hotel, who asked not be to identified, say they are selling rooms for between $400 and $1,200 per night during the eclipse.