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Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21


Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will track from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The shadow of the moon will track over parts of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. The total eclipse will begin near Newport, Oregon at 1:16 PM EDT and will end near Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 PM EDT.  A partial eclipse will occur for the rest of the United States. The next total eclipse that can be seen from a large portion of the United States will not occur until 2024. The next total eclipse that can be seen from the west coast to the east coast will be in 2045. For the bi-state area, most areas will see between 94 to 99 percent eclipse of the sun midday on Monday, August, 21, 2017. The only areas that will see total 100% eclipse of the sun will be across central Missouri...roughly from the St. Joseph and north Kansas City area to Jefferson City to south of St Louis and into southwest Illinois. See maps and links provided for more details on eclipse information.


Path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Above: Total solar eclipse over Missouri

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credit: NASA


Above: Total solar eclipse over Illinois

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credit: NASA

Long Term Weather Forecast

The Climate Prediction Center has forecasts available ranging from 3 months, 3 - 4 weeks, 8 - 14 days, and 6 - 10 days. 


Short Term, More Specific Forecast
On every National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office home page, there is a point-and-click map which will give you a forecast for the point you selected. We also have other pages available which can give you the forecast in graphical or tabular form. One of the forecast fields is Percent of Sky Cover (cloud cover forecast). 


Eclipse maps courtesy of NASA.
For more information on the 2017 total solar eclipse, see:

NASA Interactive Map:

Eclipse resources:

St. Louis Eclipse Task Force: