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Solar Eclipse 2017

St. Clair, Missouri is the only place the line of highest degree of solar occultation (maximum eclipse) crosses Route 66. This will occur August 21, 2017, at 1:17 in the afternoon. The eclipse will last for 2 minutes, 40 seconds, down on the south side within the city limits near the St. Clair High School. The St. Clair Chamber of Commerce will be heading up many events the preceeding weekend, and we're preparing for many of our visitors to stay over until midday Monday to see the show. We're only 52 miles west of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, and you never need to leave the interstate to get here! Come join us in 2017, and check back here as events develop!
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If you are offering eclipse parking within 1 mile of downtown St. Clair, please email stclaireclipse@gmail.com with particulars: street address, when, amount and contact info. We are getting requests for parking reservations from people from out of the area.

If you have a house, property, or a room for rent for the event we STRONGLY encourage you to list it on Air BnB, VRBO, or FlipKey Trip Advisor. All arrangements are between you and the visitor, but you can post it on Solar Eclipse 2017 Facebook Page to to let people know of the availability IF you are within 5-10 miles of St. Clair. We'd like to know the street name/town to confirm eligibility. We are NOT advertising people offering parking or lodging from other areas.
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Remember, St. Clair Chamber has T-shirts for our event, and glasses for resale by Chamber members or direct purchase if you are in town. If you prefer a handheld 3x5 eclipse viewer, Max Scheske has them at the Old Bus Stop, 545 N. Commercial. Not in St. Clair? Jo Schaper, admin of this page, is selling both glasses and viewers via mail order or pickup along the I-44 corridor at or near Pacific, MO. For those, go to http://geocommunications.net/2017-eclipse-gear.

This Facebook and web page at stclaireclipse.com is a nearly all volunteer effort on my part; the sale of glasses and viewers buttons, magnets and postcards gives me a little walking around money from the effort. Thanks!
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I just found out my application was accepted and I am now officially a NASA SME for the Eclipse. Go to the map, scroll down the list of names to find me on the right hand side, (or go to the map pin over St. Clair, Mo. and click it. SME is Subject Matter Expert. Whoo Hoo St. Clair-- you are now on the NASA map.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/2017_solar_eclipse_SME_s_map.html
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The Old Bus Stop Art Gallery in St. Clair, Mo. has original eclipse paintings, and prints, eclipse glasses and viewers, postcards, buttons and magnets. 545 N. Commercial. Stop in and tell Max hi! The gallery is located in an old Route 66 bus stop and garage on Missouri business byway 47.

Items are available now. The Gallery will have an art sale and vintage antique sale August 19-21. Visit their Facebook page for more info, and pictures.
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Where is the admin of the page this weekend?
At the St. Louis Eclipse Expo. http://www.eclipseexpo.org

NASA, the Adler Planetarium, St. Louis Science Center, AND representatives from "Get Your Eclipse on Route 66" - St. Clair will be attending. Greensfelder Rec Complex, Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin.

What about eclipse weekend?

Get Your Eclipse on Route 66- St. Clair MO. http://stclaireclipse.com for more information
The midline, with a time of 2 minutes 40.x seconds crosses old Route 66 at the old Skylark Motel, now in use by the St. Clair VFW, and then crosses almost directly over their high school. Four day celebration from a parade on Friday night August 18, a bluegrass festival Saturday the19th, Route 66 Car Show August 20 and 10 Solar Ambassador manned viewing stations on August 21. I am giving an eclipse talk on 19th at the Darkening of the Sun event "darkeningofthesun.com" south of town, on Sunday the 20th 4 p.m. at the St. Clair Historical Museum, and will be onsite most probably at Healthmart/R&R Ace Hardware, with my eclipse toys.

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