Total Solar Eclipse Aug 21, 2017

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There will be a total solar eclipse on Aug 21, 2017! Get Pumped!

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http://www.stlouiseclipse2017.org/
Monk's Mound is gonna be crowded.
Sadly, folks at Monks Mound will miss it. Anything outside those blue lines will not experience totality, and that includes the bulk of the metro area and, indeed Cahokia Mounds. Most folks won't have to go far, as the southern and extreme western portions of the metro area will get totality, some for nearly two minutes. (The closer you are to the red line in the middle the longer it will last; ranging from about a minute on my edge of the path porch to a bit more than two and a half at your preferred middle of the path Shakespeare's in CoMO.) Monks Mound will get only a partial eclipse. A very solid partial, I assume, but only partial.
What's the yellow line?
ricke002 wrote:
What's the yellow line?

Total eclipse of the heart.
ricke002 wrote:
What's the yellow line?


"The yellow lines crossing the path indicate the time and position of maximum eclipse at 10-minute intervals.

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/S ... oogle.html
It's going to be very exciting, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a total solar eclipse. I'd expect St. Joseph, Columbia/Jeff City, and Carbondale to be packed.
^ Note that in Carbondale a 2nd total solar eclipse will happen in 2024.

Wouldn't be surprised if a large number of people take off work that day (with it being a Monday) and taking day trips to places particularly in SW St. Louis County, Franklin, and Jefferson counties. Would definitely be interesting to be out in nature when it happens due to how wildlife could react.
MarkHaversham wrote:
ricke002 wrote:
What's the yellow line?

Total eclipse of the heart.

Nothing I can say.