If you can get a glimpse through the cloudy, rainy skies above Coeur d'Alene today, you might be able to see a partial solar eclipse. Today's eclipse begins over Coeur d'Alene at 1:45p and reaches maximum eclipse at 3:09p. The partial eclipse ends at 4:25p.
Today's weather is expected to continue to be cloudy with scattered thunderstorms through early afternoon, likely making it impossible to see the eclipse from the ground in Coeur d'Alene.
This eclipse is only a partial eclipse, and will not be visible as a total eclipse from any vantage point. If the sun were visible today, approximately 60% would be covered from the partial eclipse when viewed from Coeur d'Alene.
The next solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will be a total eclipse when viewed from areas south of Coeur d'Alene, while in our area it will be visible as a near-total eclipse with more than 90% of the sun covered.
During any solar eclipse (just like any other time), you do not want to look directly at the sun, as it could permanently damage your vision. Cameras may also be damaged by pointing them at the sun for any period of time. The best way to view or photograph the sun during an eclipse is to use welder's goggles to shield your eyes and a solar filter to protect your camera.
Kootenai County Farmers' Market - 9:00a to 1:30p Southeast corner of Prairie & Hwy 95
Fresh, locally-grown produce, crafts and other products along with live entertainment make the Saturday Farmer's Market a great way to spend the morning. This event will also include Miss Mandi craft time--stop by for crafts and a free book for children 0-18 years! This week's music will be provided by Dan Faller.
Hayden Days Parade - 10:00a to 11:00a From Hayden Ave. to Honeysuckle Ave. along Govt. Way
The Hayden Days Parade is presented along with a slate of other events celebrating Hayden happening throughout the weekend.
R/C Airshow - 10:00a CAMS Field, 10428 N. Hwy 41 - Post Falls
Head out to the CAMS Field and see a selection of radio-controlled planes take flight. Bleachers are set up for spectators, and you will be able to tour the pit areas, see the planes close up and chat with the pilots. This is a free event sponsored by the Post Falls Library Foundation.
My Fair Lady - 2:00p to 5:00p Coeur d'Alene Kroc Center
Coeur d'Alene's Independence Day festivities are always a great time, and the Fourth of July American Heroes Parade this year was no exception. We'll have additional photos (and maybe some video!) available soon.
There are ongoing festivities throughout the day in Coeur d'Alene City Park today, cincluding music, food vendors and games.
Tonight, Coeur d'Alene will host North Idaho's largest fireworks display over Coeur d'Alene Lake at dusk. Fireworks will start around 9:45-10:00p and can be seen for miles on and around the lake.
... SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN KOOTENAI COUNTY UNTIL 530 PM PDT...
AT 434 PM PDT... DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER RATHDRUM... MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH. LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE CHILCO AND HAYDEN.
NICKEL SIZE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... HAYDEN... RATHDRUM... HAYDEN LAKE AND CHILCO.
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM... AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.
This video by 29k Productions shows a timelapse of Coeur d'Alene's McEuen Park being re-constructed over the course of two years. It also has a series of neat historical facts about Coeur d'Alene and the land where the park is today.