With their eyes protected by eclipse glasses, students at Winnwood Elementary School in the North Kansas City School District, watched the solar eclipse together with their teachers from the playground of their school on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at 4531 N.E. 44th Terrace in Kansas City. The once-in-a-lifetime event provided a hands-on learning experience for the students who have been studying the eclipse for the past month. The eclipse on Monday is the first total solar eclipse to cross the breadth of the continental United States in 99 years.
People including Stacey Johnson of Independence and Jacqueline Gafford of Kansas City we're amazed by the solar eclipse as it went total over downtown Kansas City. They were on the rooftop of the public library.
Dozens of partiers luxuriated on the rooftop of North Kansas City bar and restaurant Chicken 'N Pickle to see Monday’s total solar eclipse. The phenomenon, during which the shadow of the moon blotted out the entire sun, was the first visible in the United States since 1979.
Monks from St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison finished their morning Mass and watched the total solar eclipse on Monday with a small group of visitors, peering through the cloud cover for a glimpse of the sun.
A cloudy morning with brief periods of sun turned into rain and cloud cover over Rosencrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph, Missouri, just before the total eclipse. People who braved it out on the centerline, were treated with brief moments of seeing the total eclipse.