Event: Total Solar Eclipse in Cape Girardeau

Date: Monday, 8-21-2017 at 10:00 AM to Monday, 8-21-2017 at 2:00 PM

Location: Cape Sports Plex

Cost: Free

Contact: 573-335-1631


Watch the first total solar eclipse visible in Cape Girardeau since 1869 on Monday, August 21, 2017 from the Cape Sportsplex!  We'll have free t-shirts commemorating this celestial event for the first 200 attendees, and glasses on hand for the first 1,000.  Food trucks will be on hand and you'll have a chance to take in this incredible event surrounded by family and friends in a fun, festive atmosphere.  

Cape Girardeau will experience about 1 minute and 48 seconds under the Moon's shadow in this once-in-a-lifetime event. 

The edge of the moon will start to overlap the edge of the sun at 11:52 a.m., and the sun will be completely covered by the moon, called totality, at 1:20 p.m.  The moon will stop covering the sun and the eclipse ends at 2:49 p.m.  SEMO created this handy graphic that illustrates what the eclipse will look like in Cape Girardeau:

Discovery Playhouse has a Planetarium where you can get a sneak peek of August's events and watch the eclipse happen! Showtimes are Saturdays at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 and Sundays at 2:30.  

Learn more about this total solar eclipse at the following websites:

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