Aug 21, 2017 | 11:40 AM | Monday
The next total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States occurs August 21, 2017. It's likely to be the most-viewed ever, so the time to start planning where you will be on that date is now.
Start on : August 21, 2017 11:40 AM Monday
End on : August 21, 2017 2:35 PM Monday
This will be the first such event to cross our country in 38 years. Great weather should abound along the path. The dark part of the Moon’s shadow first touches land in Oregon, crosses 11 more states, and ends in South Carolina before heading into the Atlantic Ocean.
Front Page Science will be conducting a huge public observing event at Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph, Missouri. From there, you can experience 2 minutes and 39 seconds of totality, only 1 second short of the maximum time possible.
We'll have astronomers on hand to explain what's happening and lots of safely filtered telescopes you can view through. And it's FREE!
Other events are being planned throughout the community at many museums and schools. Truth is, anywhere in St. Joseph will be prime viewing for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
So, join us for one of the greatest public observing events in history. You'll remember it for the rest of your life. Check back often for updates and new information.
The eclipse begins at 11:40:34 a.m. with the Sun 54.1º high in the southeast.
The total eclipse starts at 1:06:19 p.m. when the Sun is 61.9º high in the south.
Maximum eclipse occurs at 1:07:38 p.m. when the Sun is 61.9º high in the south.
The end of totality is at 1:08:57 p.m. with the Sun 61.9º high in the south.
The eclipse ends at 2:34:27 p.m. when the Sun is 57.9º high in the southwest.
The duration of totality is 2 minutes 38.6 seconds
The width of the Moon's shadow is 70.15 miles (112.9 kilometers).
The shadow's speed is 1,584 mph (0.708 km/sec), twice the speed of sound.