Kansas city is eagerly awaiting the biggest astronomy event ever ... a total solar eclipse in our own back yard

Mark your calendars for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 because this is the biggest astronomy event EVER in the Kansas City region! Be sure to take the day off from work.

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will experience over two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Additionally, a partial eclipse will be viewable across the continent.

  • Eclipse begins (depending on your location) around 11:40 AM
  • Total eclipse begins around 1:06 PM, ends around 1:09 PM
  • Eclipse ends around 2:34 PM

Here are some suggested eclipse websites and venues you may want to plan to attend.

  • ECLIPSE 101 - our recommendation for the best website for Kansas and Missouri eclipse viewers.

The City of St. Joseph, Missouri is "where the action is"  - check out their website to learn all about the 2017 total solar eclipse and how St. Joseph, Missouri is the ideal place to view it. The huge public event Front Page Science will be hosting at Rosecrans Memorial Airport.

Alternative Kansas and Missouri locations. 

  • Looking for other cities to watch the eclipse? This is a great site

Scroll down to Kansas and Missouri. Be sure to click at the bottom of each state to see a detailed listing of each city!


Can you see a total eclipse at your location? 

  • This is the best interactive website we've seen to determine whether your location will offer a total or partial eclipse.

DIRECTIONS: Go to the website, take your mouse and left click over the site on the US map you plan to observe. Then go to the left side of the page and click the plus sign (+) to zero-in on your locality. Left click on your locality and a rectangle will appear with lots of information. You can click [Help] in the upper right of this rectangle to better understand what you're reading.


Other eclipse venues/tours: