• Solar Eclipse

    Total Solar Eclipse | 8.21.17

Total Eclipse in Kansas City, KS!

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will be passing over the transcontinental United States of America from coast to coast on August 21, 2017. Lucky for us, the path of totality will be slicing through the northeast corner of Kansas. The path of the eclipse is only 70 miles wide. If you are in the eclipse path at all, you will experience a total solar eclipse. However, the closer you are to the centerline of the eclipse path, the longer the total solar eclipse will last.

Kansas City, KS is a prime destination for you and your family to stay for this once in a lifetime event. The longest viewing time in Kansas will be 2 minutes 38 seconds in Doniphan County, which is about 1 hour from Kansas City. The next eclipse won’t come to Kansas until August 12, 2045, where it will be passing through the southwest corner of the state.

Don’t forget that you will need special glasses to safely view the eclipse. All guests at Kansas City, KS hotels on Sunday, Aug. 20 will receive complimentary commemorative certified solar eclipse glasses, plus they will be handed out at local attractions and events on the weekend.


Total Eclipse in the United States

See the path of the total eclipse from Oregon to South Carolina.


Northeast Kansas Eclipse Map

The centerline covers a distance of 41.5 miles in Kansas, you MUST be in the path shown in order to see totality! NE KS Solar Eclipse Map


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