2017 Great American Eclipse

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De Soto Eclipse Viewing Areas

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Redeemer Lutheran Church 
De Soto Christian Church 
Landmark Missionary Baptist Church 
Trinity Church 
First Assembly of God 
Cricket Wireless 
First Baptist Church 
First Free Will Baptist Church 
De Soto Community Church of God 
De Soto Knights of Columbus Hall  (breakfast & BBQ)
Dairy Queen 
De Soto Elks
De Soto AmVets Post #48  (music, RV parking, camping)
Park View Baptist Church 
Pine Mountain Country  (music, drinks, karaoke)


 – Parking available

 – Parking and cooling station

 – Parking, cooling station, and viewing space

 – Parking, cooling station, viewing space, and refreshments

 – Parking, cooling station, viewing space, refreshments, and activities

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On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur, and it will see the Moon’s shadow pass across the Pacific Ocean onto the coast of Oregon, and then proceed to fall across all of North America (as Earth rotates), finally entering the Atlantic Ocean on the South Carolina border. This will be the first total solar eclipse to touch the United States since the 1990s (when one occurred on Hawaii), and the first to cover it coast-to-coast since 1918!

In Missouri the eclipse path will start in St. Joseph, pass over Columbia and Jefferson City, De Soto and finally head into Illinois at Cape Girardeau. This unique event will provide Missouri a unique chance to host a series eclipse watching parties and puts our state on display.

De Soto is directly in the center of the path of totality. This means that we will have the best and longest view of the total solar eclipse: 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

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