What time does the solar eclipse start in Missouri?

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By journalsofus.com


STREET. LOUIS – Many people are excited about the solar eclipse of 2024. But when is it and where can you see it?

The times indicate the beginning of the maximum eclipse

The solar eclipse will begin in St. Louis, Missouri, around 12:42 p.m. when the moon’s shadow begins to cross the sun. The parts of Missouri in the path of totality (found in the southeastern part of the state near Cape Girardeau) will see a total eclipse around 1:58 p.m.


The duration of totality can vary greatly depending on where you are. Red Bud, Illinois will see a total eclipse for about a minute today. Perryville, Missouri, expects to see totality for about three minutes and 45 seconds.

The St. Louis area will not see a total eclipse. The moon will cover 99.164% of the sun starting at 2:00 pm. This will darken the skies, not completely block the sun. You will need protective glasses to view the eclipse in St. Louis.

The moon will complete its journey across the sun at 3:17 pm In total, the eclipse event should last more than two and a half hours.

Eclipse times for Missouri:

  • Start of partial eclipse: 12:42:59 p.m.
  • Maximum eclipse in St. Louis: 2:00:51 p.m.
  • End of partial eclipse: 15:17:23
  • Maximum eclipse in downtown St. Louis: 99.164%

A total solar eclipse will cross North America on Monday, April 8, briefly turning day into dusk along a path through Mexico, the United States and Canada.

Totality will last up to 4 minutes and 28 seconds in certain places, twice as long as the full solar eclipse that darkened US skies in 2017. There won’t be another coast-to-coast eclipse in the US until 2045.

The first place in continental North America to experience totality is the Pacific coast of Mexico around 1:07 pm CST. The eclipse will exit continental North America along the Atlantic coast of Canada.

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