Let's Get Excited
Portions of Missouri will be in direct path of totality for the second time in seven years.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, Missourians experienced a total solar eclipse with the 70-mile shadow of totality stretching from St. Joseph in the Northeast to Cape Girardeau in the Southeast. The maximum duration of totality in Missouri was around 2 minutes 30 seconds. The previous total solar eclipse in Missouri was in the year 1442.
Less than seven years later on April 8, 2024, Missourians will once again have an opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse. Missouri will be the first state along the path of the 2024 eclipse that will also was in the path of the 2017 eclipse. Unlike the 2017 eclipse, large cities such as Kansas City and St. Louis will not be in the direct path of totality. Eclipse chasers will need to head to the southeast corner of Missouri. The maximum duration of totality in Missouri will be approximately 4 minutes 9 seconds.