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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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The Total Eclipse of the Sun

Well you drove your Solstice up to St. Joseph
To see the total eclipse of the sun...

The total eclipse will occur at exactly 1:06:27pm CDT in St. Joseph Missouri on August 21st, 2017. Totality will last 2 minutes and 38 seconds. The partial phase start will be at 11:40:42am at "1:00 o'clock on the sun's disk. St. Joe is just an hour north of Kansas City and 2 1/2 hours south of Des Moines. I'm already planning on having lunch in the umbral shadow. Shall we make this a Kappa event?

The southern half of St.Louis will also be a good spot for the show about 10 minutes later, but that's a little too far for me to drive for lunch. Maybe some of you may want to set up your own local event. Here is a link to a map showing the total path of the eclipse through the U.S.:

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Path Through the United States
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we will be in Gatlinburg and
will drive up the Cherahola Skyway near Tellico Plains to see the eclipse 100%

but will stay off the Dragon...too busy













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Well you drove your Solstice up to St. Joseph

To see the total eclipse of the sun...



The total eclipse will occur at exactly 1:06:27pm CDT in St. Joseph Missouri on August 21st, 2017. Totality will last 2 minutes and 38 seconds. The partial phase start will be at 11:40:42am at "1:00 o'clock on the sun's disk. St. Joe is just an hour north of Kansas City and 2 1/2 hours south of Des Moines. I'm already planning on having lunch in the umbral shadow. Shall we make this a Kappa event?



The southern half of St.Louis will also be a good spot for the show about 10 minutes later, but that's a little too far for me to drive for lunch. Maybe some of you may want to set up your own local event. Here is a link to a map showing the total path of the eclipse through the U.S.:



Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Path Through the United States


Grandpa,
I'd be interested in meeting you and others in St. Joe. I'm usually off on Monday's. I live in a Overland Park KS.


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My wife's sister lives in Jeff City, and we spent many years in Kansas City, Missouri. We are talking about making this trip. So who knows we might have a good sized group by the time it rolls around.
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