Today is the day the sun goes dark.
Time of total solar eclipse: About 1:07 p.m.
From Oregon through Missouri to South Carolina, tens of millions of pairs of shaded eyes, if not more, are expected to be pointed skyward, waiting breathlessly for the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. None has brought the moon’s 70-mile-wide shadow this close to Kansas City in this way since 1806, more than 200 years ago.
In Kansas City and beyond, a historic day is unfolding in vivid detail. Follow the scene with The Star’s reporters, who are fanned out across the path.
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If you can’t catch the eclipse in person, try these specials on TV.