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Fairmont is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 36s of totality!  1:00 pm

For more information call Library 402-268-6081 or Village Office 402-268-3341 or Wanda 402-366-8012

Fairmont Airbase is bringing in porta potties and a dumpster for those driving in. 
Parking and viewing will be available on the concrete and grass area north of the runways. 
Those flying in will be inside the fenced area and have access to the pilots lounge restroom.


Special Free Eclipse Program will be held Wednesday August 16th at
7 pm at the
Fairmont American Legion Club. 
Professor Edward G. Schmidt will be our guest speaker


  • FACTS:  The full eclipse lasts 2h 52m 43.9s.

  • Totality lasts 2m 36.3s.

  • Partial eclipse starts at 11:35:39.2 AM

  • Totality starts at 1:00:15.8 PM

  • Magnitude: 1.015 (100% obscured)

  • Totality ends at 1:02:52.1 PM

  • Partial eclipse ends at 2:28:23.1 PM



NEED RV Space?    SELF CONTAINED RV spaces are available by calling:

Jim @ 402-366-7105  just east of the School on Street F

Bill's Repair 402-268-3141  1101 G Street

Doug at Rizzo Electric 402-322-1985   on Hwy 6 west of Main Street

Pieper 402-366-6442 South Fairmont RV & Tents available

Mark or Brenda 402-203-0355 or 402-302-2433  Rv's and Tents

Selina 402-363-8232 for parking 

Jodi 402-759-1630 or Aaron 402-759-1640 Rv and Tent parking


 In Exeter call Kaci @ 402-826-9552

In Grafton call Sue 402-710-9353  Right on Hwy 6 Self contained only

SW Rural Geneva call Mark 402-759-1662 water and sewer available

One night Tent Camping permitted in downtown ciy and swim pool parks




On August 21, 2017, the sun, the moon, and the earth will perfectly align. When this happens, a tiny pathway across the United States will be left in the dark side of the moon's shadow, creating an incredible cosmic phenomenon for us to experience: A Total Solar Eclipse.

Starting in Oregon, this total solar eclipse will make its way through only 14 states in the USA, and our beautiful Nebraska is one of the fourteen.

Fortunately for us, Nebraska dominates the rest of the country in the amount of land you can see the total solar eclipse, with 468.4 miles in the path of visibility. 

So why should you care about this solar eclipse? What makes this solar eclipse so much better than all the other ones you have heard about or seen?

Two reasons: Rarity and Totality.

R A R I T Y   &   T O T A L I T Y

You may be reading this thinking, "I'm pretty certain I saw a solar eclipse recently, so how can this one be considered "rare?" 

Well, the simple answer to that question is that you probably have not seen a total solar eclipse. 

There are many different types of eclipses: total solar, partial solar, annular, and lunar are just a few. To give you a little summary, partial and lunar eclipses are both pretty common, and you have likely seen one or both of them at some point in your life. Annular eclipses are not as common, as you would have to use special filters in order to see it happening, but they are still more common than the rare and incredible, total solar eclipse.

““If you only think you saw a total eclipse, I promise you - you didn’t.”

— Jim Rosenstock

Total solar eclipses are incredibly rare,  incredibly beautiful, and can be compared to none. If you have the fortune of being able to see a total solar eclipse, you will undergo a life-changing experience, as you will witness the sky darken, stars emerging, and a 360-degree sunset in the middle of the afternoon. You will be able to see a perspective of the earth and the moon you've never been able to experience before, and you most likely will never be able to experience again.

The last total solar eclipse to touch US soil was in 1991, and that was in Hawaii. Before that, the last total solar eclipse to be seen from the continental US was in 1979, and the only states within the visibility path were Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota. So, the last time Nebraska was able to see a total solar eclipse was in 1954, and even then, it was only the very northern part of Nebraska with visibility. 

Needless to say, unless you intentionally traveled to see one, odds are, you haven't seen one. 

In Fairmont, Nebraska, we are directly in the path of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, and we want YOU to come experience the most incredible 2 minutes and 14 seconds of your life with us. 

If you take a look at the picture right below, you will see a map of Nebraska with a shadowed path passing through it. Those red lines and the shadowed area between them represent all the areas that will be able to see this total solar eclipse. Now, that blue line represents the actual path of the sun.

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Fairmont, Nebraska is in the perfect location, as the 2017 total solar eclipse will pass directly through our community, leaving us in awe of its cosmic beauty.

 Join us. Join us to watch the awe-inspiring 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

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