Ever seen the stars shining brightly in the middle of the afternoon?
On Aug. 21, when a total solar eclipse blots out the sun, that incredible sight will be seen by thousands of people in the Kansas City region and across the U.S. For many, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the moon pass in front of the sun.
From a well-timed wedding to historical significance to important details like the path of totality and special events, here’s everything you need to know about the eclipse before the spectacle arrives.
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The moon will first cross in front of the sun at about 11:40 a.m. in Kansas City and will completely obscure the sun at about 1:08 p.m. Depending where you are, the sun will be completely occluded anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.