2024 Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2024, portions of Southeast Missouri will experience more than four minutes of “totality”, nearly double the length of totality of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse with all of Missouri experiencing a “partial eclipse”. To help you get ready for these amazing events, the Missouri Eclipse Task Force is hosting an “Expo” in Cape Girardeau that kicks off with a panel discussion on Friday evening, July 21st and ends with an all-day expo on Saturday, July 22.

What is a “Total” Solar Eclipse?

In a total solar eclipse, the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun and casts its shadow on the Earth. Along the path of totality darkness will fall in the middle of the day. Planets and stars may appear. The temperature could drop up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius). Animals and insects may behave like nightfall has set.

The 2017 total solar eclipse was spectacular, but the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse offers the potential to be even better. Don’t miss it! The entire Midwest will not experience another total solar eclipse until August 2045, and SE Missouri will not experience another one for at least another 100 years!

Solar Eclipse Expo

FRIDAY EVENING, July 21, 2023
”Panel discussion” on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University

ALL DAY SATURDAY, July 22, 2023
”Expo” at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, MO

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