Expect Things To Go Dark Here Monday

It’s going to go dark here around noon Monday.
No, the electric department is not planning a power outage. It’s much bigger than that!
For the first time since 1869 a total solar eclipse will occur across Missouri. And while the area of the total eclipse crosses the state’s mid-line, from northwest to southeast, this area of the state will experience darkness as the moon passes in front of the sun.
The partial eclipse will begin before noon and the end of the partial eclipse will occur around 2:30 p.m. The darkest period when the sun is most obscured will be sometime just after 1 p.m. for our area.
Another total solar eclipse will occur in the southern part of Missouri in April 2024. That eclipse will cut across northwest Arkansas and through the Bootheel of Missouri.
Monday’s solar eclipse is gaining worldwide attention because it spans the entire United States, from coast to coast.