The 2017 eclipse will be visible across the entire state of Missouri. In a 115km wide path running from north of Kansas City to south of St. Louis, citizens and visitors from around the world, will witness a complete blockage of the Sun by the Moon. For more than 2 minutes, locations inside this path will experience night time at noon. The City of Sullivan should experience approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds of darkness. More than 1 million people in the St. Louis region are in or near this path!
The 2017 eclipse in a national event, stretching from the east to west coasts. However, the heavily populated northeast and southwest states are not in the total eclipse path! Europe and Asia are also outside the eclipse zone. St. Louis’ central location and reputation as a travel and business hub makes St. Louis highly attractive to tourists from these regions.
Fact Sheet – August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse
When is this eclipse visible from the Sullivan area?
The eclipse will take place on Monday August 21, 2017. The partial phase will begin at in the late morning at 11:52am. Totality will last from 1:16-1:19pm. The eclipse will end at 2:44pm. All Missourians should be encouraged to go outside during lunchtime and observe the eclipse.