The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will be visible in Kansas City! Here’s everything you need to know about viewing the eclipse, including what time it will happen.
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When is the eclipse?
The eclipse is at 1:08 p.m. on August 21st in Kansas City.
August 21, 2017
The solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, will be visible in Kansas City. In Kansas City, the eclipse will begin at 11:41 a.m. CDT and reach its maximum at 1:08 p.m. CDT. The total eclipse will last for 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
2:30pm – 3:30pm
On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across much of the United States, weather permitting. In the Kansas City area, the eclipse will reach its peak at about 2:30 p.m. CDT.
This particular eclipse is being billed as the “Great American Eclipse” because it will be visible across such a wide swath of the country — from Oregon to South Carolina.
Solar eclipses happen when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, causing the moon to block out the sun’s light. This can only happen during a new moon, when the sun and moon are in alignment.
For those in the path of totality, the moon will completely block out the sun, resulting in darkness in the middle of the day. totality will last for just over two minutes in most places.
In Kansas City, people will see a partial eclipse, with about 80 percent of the sun covered by the moon at peak. The partial eclipse will begin at 11:46 a.m., with peak coverage happening at 2:30 p.m.. The eclipse will end at 5:14 p.m
What is an eclipse?
An eclipse is a natural event that happens when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, and the moon blocks the sun’s light. There are two types of eclipses: total and partial. A total eclipse happens when the moon completely blocks the sun, and a partial eclipse happens when the moon only partially blocks the sun.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sun’s light
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sun’s light. The moon casts a shadow on the earth, which causes the eclipse.
There are two types of solar eclipses: total and partial. A total eclipse occurs when the sun is completely covered by the moon, and a partial eclipse occurs when only part of the sun is covered.
Eclipses can only occur during certain times of the year, and they are often visible from only particular areas on Earth. For example, the total eclipse that occurred on August 21, 2017, was visible from many parts of North America.
Solar eclipses are not dangerous to look at, but it is important to use proper eye protection, such as eclipse glasses or a solar viewer, if you want to watch one.
A total eclipse is when the sun is completely blocked by the moon
A total eclipse of the sun occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun so that the sun is completely obscured. This can only happen when the sun, moon and Earth line up just right, with Earth in the middle. The last time this happened was on August 21, 2017, and next time will be on April 8, 2024.
During a total eclipse, the moon’s shadow will race across America from coast to coast in just under three hours.
As seen from Earth, a total eclipse appears as a rapidly moving dark shadow sweeping across the land. It is an amazing sight to behold!
How can I view the eclipse?
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers in Kansas City will see the moon blot out the sun, turning day into night, for just over two minutes beginning at 1:06 p.m. CDT. The event will be the first total solar eclipse visible in Kansas City since 1442.
Do not look directly at the sun, as it can damage your eyes
Do not look directly at the sun, as it can damage your eyes. If you want to view the eclipse, you can make a pinhole camera. Take a piece of paper and make a small hole in the center of it. Then, hold the paper up to the sun so that the light shines through the hole and onto a wall or piece of cardboard. You will see a small image of the sun on the wall or cardboard.
Use eclipse glasses or a solar viewer
You can safely view the total eclipse with the naked eye only during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the Sun’s bright face is fully obscured by the Moon. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth’s surface traced by the Moon’s shadow. Outside this path of totality, you must always use eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer to look at the Sun.
Looking directly at the Sun is dangerous because it emits intense visible and invisible ( ultraviolet) radiation that can damage or destroy your eyesight.
Make a pinhole projector
You can project the image of the eclipse onto a wall or piece of cardboard using a shoebox and some tin foil. For this method, you’ll need:
-A paper clip or thumbtack
1.Cut a rectangular hole in one end of the shoebox. It should be big enough to fit the entire disk of the sun.
2.On the inside bottom of the box, tape a piece of tin foil over the hole. Use a paperclip or thumbtack to make a small hole in the center of the foil.
3.Cut a square out of the other end of the box, and tape a piece of white paper to it.
4.Point the open end of the box toward the sun, and hold it above your head so that sunlight shines through the hole in the tin foil and projects an image onto the piece of white paper inside the box.