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Upcoming Eclipse in Nome

After the exciting news of the recent solar eclipse, our readers might be wondering where the next total eclipse will be. The answer is none other than Alaska! The expected date is March 30, 2033. Nome and Utqiaġvik will be along the path of totality, and the eclipse will be visible between the hours of 8:51 AM and 10:45 AM AKDT. The eclipse is expected to last for 2 minutes and 37 seconds.

This is an extraordinary event as it will be the final eclipse of the moon’s 18-year cycle. KNOM invites you to an eclipse party in Nome. We will snack on Sunchips and Moon Pies, and drink Sunkist orange soda. We recommend bringing your own solar eclipse glasses to avoid retinal damage. Please ensure that you book your hotel ahead of time or bring a heated tent!

Even though this is a rare event, the cold weather might deter you from visiting Nome. However, not only do you get to enjoy the eclipse, but it’s also a great opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis as it will be during peak viewing season. So, don’t miss out on this rare spectacle while immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of Alaska’s northern lights!

Image at top: KNOM’s Development Director, Cindy, will provide the above snacks for 2033’s solar eclipse, photo courtesy of Cindy Lentine, KNOM.

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