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Judy Fahys / KUER News

As soon as the eclipse ended, heavy traffic began Monday on routes out of Idaho and Wyoming.

Highway maps showed congestion between Idaho Falls and Pocatello, as well as around Alpine, Wyoming. 

Eclipse: A Learning Opportunity To Study Energy

Aug 21, 2017
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The solar eclipse has long been a research opportunity for astronomers and physicists. Now, energy researchers are taking part, too.

Monday’s eclipse will disrupt U.S. solar energy production during a time when energy use is at its peak, and it’ll do so in a very predictable way across a huge area. That will allow researchers, including some at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden Colorado, to test projections and software that could balance energy supplies and demands. 

Judy Fahys / KUER News

Clark Planetarium and the John Am Moran Eye Center want Utahns to toss out potentially faulty eclipse viewers.

Clear Utah Skies Welcome the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse

Apr 15, 2014
Brian Grimmett

Last night many Utahns stayed up until the early morning hours to witness a total lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon" because of the distinct orange-redish color that the moon becomes during totality. This is the first of four lunar eclipses that will take place about every six months for the next year and a half.

Check out some of the pictures and a timelapse made by KUER Reporter Brian Grimmett.

It's looking like clouds will obscure Monday night's lunar eclipse for nearly all of the U.S. East Coast, but much of the West and Midwest should be able to see it.

Utah was treated to an annular solar eclipse Sunday night.  KUER's Andrea Smardon went to Bryce Canyon National Park, and sent an audio postcard from Inspiration Point.

Utahns Seek Sweet Spot to View Eclipse

May 17, 2012

Science museum shops in Utah are running out of those special glasses that allow you to look directly at an eclipse. Utahns can expect to see a full or partial eclipse on Sunday evening depending on their location.

Utah's NASA ambassador Patrick Wiggins says he'll be heading to the tiny town of Kanarraville, just south of Cedar City to view the eclipse.

"People like me that really like symmetry, we're going to go to what's called the Center Line, which is right smack dab in the middle of what the locals in southern Utah are calling the sweet spot," said Wiggins.