It’s a great time to live in Missouri!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of the United States will have a solar eclipse, and some of the best viewing will be right here in Missouri.
The moon will cover at least part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through, anyone within a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a brief total eclipse,.
People in Missouri will see the moon completely block the sun’s bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds. Day will turn into night, and (weather permitting) one of nature’s most awesome sights will become visible: the sun’s shimmering outer atmosphere, or corona.
The American Optometric Association, in partnership with the American Astronomical Society, is providing detailed information so that you can safely view the eclipse.
(Information courtesy of the American Astronomical Society)