A total solar eclipse of the sun will sweep across the continental United States Aug. 21, 2017. The eclipse, with a total duration of 90 minutes, includes an area of “greatest duration” that falls directly above Columbia, Missouri. This is the location where the total eclipse will last the longest along its entire path.
Mizzou astrophysics professor Angela Speck is part of the National Science Foundation-sponsored eclipse planning committee and has spearheaded Columbia eclipse preparation. Watch her presentation.