2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse RexburgOn Monday, August 21st 2017 a total solar eclipse will sweep across North America. Rexburg will experience the event in totality and that means the Westover Family Ranch has front row seats.

And, yes, spaces are still available to rent!

Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This is a very rare event that most never get to witness during their lifetime.

The path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.

2017 Total Solar EclipseRexburg falls within that path. Click here to see the precise locations across the country where this event can be viewed in totality.

If you have researched this event at all you know that hotels and campsites along this path have been sold out or reserved in some cases for years.

The first fact to understand about solar eclipses is that they occur because of a remarkable cosmic coincidence: the Sun — for only a brief incredible moment in time — is just about the same apparent size in our sky as the Moon.

While the Sun is actually about 400 times larger in diameter than the Moon, the Moon is also about 400 times closer than the Sun. Therefore, the Sun and the Moon appear to be about the same size in our sky.

This single fact explains why we see total solar eclipses – the Moon has an apparent size that just barely covers the Sun completely, yet is not too large that the Sun’s atmosphere, its corona, is eclipsed as well.

We on Earth occupy a celestial sweet spot to witness this sight. Reburg — and the Westover Family Ranch — literally sits at the center of that sweet spot. Come watch the eclipse with us! Make your reservation NOW.