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The next total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States occurs August 21, 2017. It's likely to be the most-viewed ever, so the time to start planning where you will be on that date is now.

This will be the first such event to cross our country in 38 years. Great weather should abound along the path. The dark part of the Moon’s shadow first touches land in Oregon, crosses 13 more states, and ends in South Carolina before heading into the Atlantic Ocean.

Front Page Science will be conducting a huge public observing event at Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph, Missouri. From there, you can experience 2 minutes and 39 seconds of totality, only 1 second short of the maximum time possible.

We'll have astronomers on hand to explain what's happening and lots of safely filtered telescopes you can view through. And the event is FREE (although the airport is charging for parking).

Join us for one of the greatest public observing events in history. You'll remember it for the rest of your life.


Click here to read new developments at our airport event. Last updated August 6.


Click here to learn about the lecture series I'll be part of the day before the eclipse.


Note the just-added (as of July 28) Weather tab above. Click on it and explore some links that will put you in either a great mood or a severe depression prior to the eclipse. You'll also find some traffic links here.