2017 Great American Eclipse
De Soto is directly in the center path of totality and will receive the maximum amount of darkness (2 minutes, 41 seconds) making us the best place in the area to see this once-in-a-lifetime event.
De Soto Eclipse Viewing Areas
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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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