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Capital Eclipse Celebration

Sat, 8/19/2017 - Mon, 8/21/2017
 
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Categories
Exhibits, Lectures, Star Parties, Trips/Tours, Workshops
Location
Missouri State Capitol
201 W Capitol Ave
Jefferson City, Midwest, MO 65101
United States
Times
Saturday Evening Activities, Sunday Activities All Day, Monday Activities 10 am-2 pm
Admission Fees
Free
Description
For the first time since 1869, Missourians will experience a total solar eclipse where the sun's brilliant disk is fully covered by the moon. The sky will turn dark and the brightest planets and stars will become visible. Animals become quiet, birds roost, and the temperature drops noticeably. This astronomical event will be celebrated with a host of activities in Jefferson City beginning Saturday, August 19, 2017 and ending with a viewing party on Monday, August 21. Totality will occur near solar noon on Monday at 1:14:19 pm CDT and last approximately two minutes and 29 seconds. The Capital Eclipse Celebration will include three days of great entertainment, art and astronomy. Accommodations include hotels or camping at ground zero.
Additional Information
None
Directions
US 54 West (from St. Louis area, Hannibal, Mexico and Northeast Missouri)
US 54 East (from Lake of the Ozarks, Springfield, Joplin and Southwest Missouri)
US 63 South (from Columbia, Kirksville, Kansas City, Northwest Missouri)
Contact Information
For more information email info@capitaleclipse.org or call the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau at (573) 632-2820.
 
 
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