Next month St. Louis, Missouri and surrounding areas will witness the first total solar eclipse to take place in the continental United States in 38 years! Happening Monday, August 21, 2017, areas of Missouri just south of St. Louis happen to be some of the best geographical locations for viewing this remarkable event.
A total solar eclipse happens when the moon blocks the sun, turning daylight into twilight (and making the sun’s atmosphere visible for a moment).
If you and your family are planning on witnessing this historical event, you’ll need proper eye protection, and you’ll need to watch the clock for solar eclipse times in your viewing area. Explore St. Louis has a page dedicated to St. Louis-area events, that will be updated as we get closer to the August eclipse event. Check out the events here!
Below are estimated times that the eclipse will hit popular viewing areas near St. Louis and surrounding areas:
Chesterfield, MO – 1:24 p.m.
Kirkwood, MO – 1:30 p.m.
Cape Girardeau, MO – 1:40 p.m.
Fenton, MO – 1:56 p.m.
Farmington, MO – 2:12 p.m.
DeSoto, MO – 2:40 p.m.
Planning your own total solar eclipse viewing event? Check out this full path of totality map. Looking for more family fun ideas in St. Louis? Follow our Facebook page for our updates on local events and happenings!