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SOLAR ECLIPSE - April 8, 2024

The solar eclipse happening on April 8, 2024, is a highly anticipated event, especially for those in the path of totality, where the moon will completely cover the sun. Southwest Missouri is on the outer edge of the total solar eclipse.

During the total eclipse, the sky will darken, and you’ll be able to see the sun’s corona, which is usually hidden by the bright solar disk. Remember to use proper eye protection when viewing the eclipse to prevent eye damage. This event is a rare and spectacular sight, so if you have the chance to witness it, make sure to mark your calendar!

Here’s what you can expect:

Start of Partial Eclipse:

The partial phase will begin at around 12:33 pm CDT.

Start of Totality:

The total eclipse will start at approximately 1:53 pm CDT.

End of Totality:

Totality will last for a brief period, ending around 2:02 pm CDT.

End of Partial Eclipse:

The partial eclipse will end at about 3:17 pm CDT.


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