TECUMSEH – A Nemaha Natural Resources District committee is discussing plans for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.
The NRD’s recreation area, Kirkman’s Cove at Humboldt, is in “center-line” path of the eclipse, which will move from northwest to southeast Nebraska.
NRD directors are considering waiving the parks permit feet on Aug. 21 only and taking special reservations for camping.
The solar eclipse’s path will be 70 miles wide, but cities on the center-line will have the best views. Cities of Humboldt, Steinaur, Table Rock and Pawnee City are also considered on the center-line.
Pawnee City, where totality will last two minutes and 36 seconds, claims to be the darkest spot in Nebraska. The totality is only four seconds shorter than the nation’s longest.
Pawnee City is planning three viewing sites.
Other cities in the path are Falls City, Johnson and Palmyra. Totality in Palmyra will be 1:29.
The last total solar eclipse was in 1979 and the next is 2045.
Attempted to view a solar eclipse without proper equipment and techniques will cause severe eye damage.