Eclipse information and viewing safety tips
This will be the first total solar eclipse visible from anywhere on mainland United States since the total solar eclipse in March 1979.
Small Kansas, Missouri towns prepare for total solar eclipse
The total solar eclipse will occur Aug. 21, 2017. Small towns like Lathrop, Missouri, are on what is known as the path of totality, a narrow line across Missouri and a corner of Kansas that offers the best and longest views of the eclipse.
Solar eclipse 2017: The day the sun disappears is coming
On August 21, the sun will disappear across America. For a swath of the country, it will look like someone just turned off the sun in the middle of the day.