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Aug 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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Global Event: Total Solar Eclipse


Local Type: Total Solar Eclipse, in Independence

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:41 am

Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm 1.00 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes

Totality: 1 minute, 14 seconds

Location

August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Independence

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Independence. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (CDT) for Independence.

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
11:41 am Mon, Aug 21
Partial Eclipse begins The Moon touches the Sun's edge.Map direction Southeast 134°
55.0°
1:08 pm Mon, Aug 21
Full Eclipse begins The Sun becomes totally eclipsed.Map direction South 173°
62.7°
1:09 pm Mon, Aug 21
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.Map direction South 173°
62.7°
1:09 pm Mon, Aug 21
Full Eclipse ends The total eclipse ends.Map direction South 174°
62.7°
2:36 pm Mon, Aug 21
Partial Eclipse ends The Moon leaves the Sun's edge.Map direction Southwest 216°
58.0°

This total solar eclipse is fully visible in Independence. This is a rare and spectacular event that can only be experienced along a relatively narrow strip on the Earth's surface. The eclipse is also visible in other areas, but the Moon does not cover the Sun completely there. Check the weather for Independence.

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Eclipses and Transits Visible in Independence

Eclipse Visibility From IndependenceVisibility Worldwide
Aug 21, 2017 Total Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse West in Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Jan 31, 2018 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Jan 20/21, 2019 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Nov 11, 2019 Partial Mercury TransitPartial Mercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 4/5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in Independence, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.