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St. Clair Missouri will be ground zero for total solar eclipse viewing on August 21, 2017. The maximum extent of eclipse for the near maximum time (2 minutes, 41 seconds, only 2 seconds less than total maximum time, occurring off in the Southern Illinois woods somewhere).

But rather than put up a tent, St. Clair is ready to serve you with creature comforts, as well as one of the best views on the continent.

Why is this exciting? It has been 148 YEARS since a Total Solar Eclipse passed over the state of Missouri, on August 7, 1869. Then, it just clipped a corner in the Northeast near Hannibal.

The eclipse will begin at 11:48 a.m. By 1:15:42 p.m. the sun will enter totality, and remain there until 1:18:24 p.m., with the sun emerging from partial eclipse at 2:43:28 p.m. The eclipse will pass immediately over the city limits of St. Clair, on the southern end, near the high school.

St. Clair Aerial Topo

Here is a handy summary of the eclipse times:
Saint Clair Eclipse times:

Starts: 16:48:33 (11:48:33 CDT)
Totality: 18:15:42 ( 1:15:42 CDT)
Maximum: 18:17:02 ( 1:17:02 CDT)
Total Ends: 18:18:24 ( 1:18:24 CDT)
Ends: 19:43:28 ( 2:43:28 CDT)

Eclipse: 2Hr 54Min 54Sec

Totality at St. Clair: 2Min 41sec.

1.015% coverage at maximum eclipse.

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