The next solar eclipse visible in Kansas will be on April 8, 2024. Get the latest information on where and when to view the eclipse.
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A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, and the Moon fully or partially covers the Sun as seen from the Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Total solar eclipses are rare at any particular location because totality exists only along a narrow path on the Earth’s surface traced by the Moon’s umbra. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than that of the Sun, causing the sun to appear as a very bright ring, or annulus, surroundingthe dark disk of the moon. Annular eclipses are much more frequent than total eclipses: The ratio of annular to total eclipses over a given century is about seven to two in favor of annular eclipses.
The next total solar eclipse in Kansas will occur on August 21, 2017.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sun’s light. For a few minutes, the sky darkens and the temperature cools. This can only happen during a new moon, when the moon is directly between the sun and the earth.
Types of Solar Eclipses
There are four different types of solar eclipses: total, partial, annular, and hybrid.
A total eclipse is when the disk of the sun is completely obscured by the moon. This can only happen when the sun and moon are exactly in line with each other and the moon is close enough to earth to appear larger than the sun.
A partial eclipse is when only part of the sun is covered by the moon. This happens when the sun and moon are not quite in line with each other.
An annular eclipse is when the moon covers most of the sun, but leaves a bright ring around its edge. This ring looks like a halo and happens because at this point in the eclipse, the moon is furthest from Earth, so it appears smaller than usual.
A hybrid eclipse is a cross between a total and annular eclipse and can only be seen from certain parts of the world.
Eclipses can only happen during certain times of year (known as eclipse seasons) and when they do, there are usually several happening around the world.
The next solar eclipse in Kansas will be on April 8, 2024.
When is the Next Solar Eclipse in Kansas?
The next solar eclipse visible from Kansas will occur on October 23, 2014. This will be a partial eclipse, with the moon obscuring about 60% of the sun. The eclipse will begin at 6:38 PM CDT and end at 8:01 PM CDT.
How to View a Solar Eclipse
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on the Earth.
There are three types of solar eclipses: total, partial, and annular. A total solar eclipse is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, resulting in darkness. A partial solar eclipse is when the Moon only partially covers the Sun. An annular eclipse is when the Moon does not completely cover the Sun, resulting in a “ring of fire” around the Moon.
If you are in the path of totality of a total solar eclipse, you will need to wear special glasses or use other viewers to protect your eyes from damage. It is never safe to look directly at the Sun, even during an eclipse.
If you are not in the path of totality, you can still see a partial solar eclipse. You will need to use special glasses or other viewers to protect your eyes from damage. It is never safe to look directly at the Sun, even during an eclipse.
So, when is the next solar eclipse in Kansas? The answer is 2045! In the meantime, you can enjoy watching partial eclipses from anywhere in the state.