2017 Eclipse

Dubois might be the best place on earth …

… to witness the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 (and enjoy the days before and after). Here’s why:

•  Dubois is in the direct path of totality.

•  Climate records show less chance for cloud cover at mid-day on any August 21 than almost anywhere else in Wyoming along the path.

•  The midday blackout will last for 2 minutes and 19 seconds in Dubois — longer than almost any other town nearby.

•  At about 7,000 feet, you’re closer to the eclipse and the air is more pure than anywhere lower down.

•  Dubois is a very small town, so there is no pollution to cloud the air.

downtown032016•  At mid-day in summer, the skies are almost always totally clear.

•  The spectacular landscape guarantees an extraordinary backdrop for a transcendent experience–and not just for those two brief minutes.

•  There’s so much else to do around here, when you’re not busy watching the sun disappear at midday and re-emerge! Just click around the rest of this website to discover everything that’s wonderful about Dubois any time at all.

Want a feel for our clear, huge skies? Take a look at this short video that ends with a view of our skies at night.


The eclipse will happen whatever you do, but it takes great planning to make sure it will be the right happening for you. How can you prepare to make this the best day ever?

For more information, go to the Dubois Eclipse website.

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