On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.
Various locations are working to provide viewing areas for those choosing to visit the City during this event. De Soto lies within in the center and longest viewing times and is expected to bring people from far and wide. A website set up to find these locations is http://dspl.missouri.org/2017-great-american-eclipse-de-soto/ or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreatAmericanEclipse2017/
Viewing glasses are available at City Hall for $1 per pair. We look forward to sharing in this historic event with our citizens and guests.