Total Solar Eclipse Crossing Missouri!

A Total Solar Eclipse is coming to many Missouri communities as the path of totality crosses Missouri.  I will be updating this web page as new resouces become available. This will include up-to-date forecasts from the National Weather Service as we get closer to to August 21st.

You can read more about it in my three newspaper columns:
http://extension.missouri.edu/nwhort/nwh170720.aspx
http://extension.missouri.edu/nwhort/nwh170803.aspx
http://extension.missouri.edu/nwhort/nwh170810.aspx

Here are some other web sites that give additional information:

Map of path of totality:
Times given in CDT: http://www.eclipsewise.com/solar/SEnews/TSE2017/TSE2017gmap/TSE2017gmapMO.html#maptop
Times given in UT: http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

Retired NASA astrophysicist, Mr. Eclipse: http://www.mreclipse.com/MrEclipse.html

NASA Eclipse sites:
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2017/TSE2017.html

Great American Eclipse: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

American Astronomical Society: https://eclipse.aas.org/

University of Missouri Eclipse web site: http://missouri.edu/eclipse/

State of Missouri Eclipse web site: https://www.mo.gov/eclipse/

St. Joseph, MO, Eclipse web site: http://www.stjosepheclipse.com/

The Beauty of Solar Eclipses: https://vimeo.com/167991139

Find a Solar Eclipse Event near you!
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/event-locations
Eclipse Events in Missouri State Parks

Live Stream the Eclipse!
Can't make to an area within the path of totality? 
NASA Live Stream across multiple platforms

Eye Safety! - How to safely view a solar eclipse
NASA eclipse safety site: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety
MU Health eclipse safety video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si4CoBO0JG4
American Astronomical Society How to Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTCkC5ANlJg
American Astronomical Society article on bogus solar glasses - https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification
Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters - Americna Astronomical Society - https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters
Avoid 'bogus' solar eclipse glasses - https://amp.cnn.com/money/2017/08/05/news/solar-eclipse-glasses/index.html

Preparing for the Eclipse - Things you might not have thought about:
https://missouribusiness.net/article/dark-side-of-the-eclipse/

Weather and the Eclipse
The National Weather Service Central Region Headquarters has some excellent information including cloud cover on the links below. Each link is for a specifice NWS Forecast Office. All counties in the NW Extension Region are served by the Kansas City National Weather Service office:

Kansas City, MO NWS office (EAX) http://www.weather.gov/source/crh/eclipse.html?sid=eax
Springfield, MO NWS Office (SGF): http://www.weather.gov/source/crh/eclipse.html?sid=sgf
St. Louis, MO NWS Office (LSX): https://www.weather.gov/source/crh/eclipse.html?sid=lsx
Paducah, KY NWS Office (PAH): http://www.weather.gov/source/crh/eclipse.html?sid=pah
Memphis, TN NWS Office (MEG): http://www.weather.gov/source/crh/eclipse.html?sid=meg
Davenport, IA NWS Office (DVN): http://www.weather.gov/source/crh/eclipse.html?sid=dvn

Cloud cover on August 21 is a continuing concern. The above links for NWS offices give current cloud cover conditions. Here are some links to forecasts and current conditions for cloud cover and other information:
http://climate.cod.edu/hanis/satellite/2km/index-mobile.php?type=KS-vis-0-24&checked=&prodDim=100&overDim=100
http://clearoutside.com/forecast/39.91/-93.96
https://www.ventusky.com/
https://spotwx.com/
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/conus.html

 

Historical and Future Eclipses
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/historical-perspective-total-solar-eclipses-us

 

Photography of the Eclipse
Many seasoned eclipse watchers suggest that if this is your first total solar eclipse, you should avoid getting carried away taking photographs. But many of us seasoned photographers, even though this is our first total solar eclipse, can't resist.  There is much good information on photographing eclipses on the above pages.