Today Show Published An Eclipse Map That Skips Over Idaho. Wait, What?!

Jul 21, 2017

Idaho has been preparing for the Aug. 21 eclipse for years. The state is one of twelve lucky states in the “path of totality,” providing solar eclipse watchers with some of the best viewing opportunities.  Thousands of people – including international visitors – are expected to descend on small towns like Weiser and Stanley.

But according to a map published by the "Today Show," Idaho is invisible. The map draws a path from Oregon to Wyoming and on to Nebraska – but doesn’t highlight the Gem State in that path. Not surprisingly, Twitter is having a field day with the solar gaffe.

Credit Screengrab / Twitter

Credit Screengrab / Twitter

But some people are totally OK with the oversight, noting it might bring down traffic for the once-in-a-lifetime event in the Gem State.  


Credit Screengrab / Twitter

It’s not clear why or how the "Today Show" excluded the state from the map, but don’t worry, your local NPR station has you covered. Click here for all our eclipse coverage.

Find reporter Frankie Barnhill on Twitter @FABarnhill

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