2024 Missouri Solar Eclipse

Over 115 miles over South and Southeastern Missouri from West Plains to Cape Girardeau will provide total solar eclipse viewing from 1:55 p.m. to 2:04 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2024. Events are planned across southeast Missouri for this extremely rare event. Missouri expected to receive large crowds from out of state and even out of the country coming here to attend weekend festivals and watch the Monday solar eclipse. Motorists are advised to plan ahead if you want to view the eclipse. Know where you want to be and make your accommodations as early as possible.

Highway Safety Tips

  • Don’t stop along the interstate or any major highways and no parking on the shoulder.
  • Please exit the highway to stop and view and/or photograph the solar eclipse.
  • Don’t take photographs while driving.
  • Turn your headlights on and do not rely on your auto headlights. It will become dark like evening during the eclipse.
  • Watch out for extra pedestrians along smaller roads. People may be randomly parking and walking alongside roads in the hour before and hour after the total eclipse.
  • Prepare for extra congestion especially on the interstates and other major highways in the path on the day before and day of the eclipse.
  • Don’t wear “eclipse glasses” while you’re driving.
  • Avoid travel during the eclipse or in the area of the main path if you can.
  • Check traffic conditions on MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/ also available as a free app at MoDOT Traveler Information.
Missouri State Parks

2024 Eclipse Information

There are 20 state parks and historic sites where you can see the 2024 total eclipse. More information about these locations is provided via the link below.

2024 Eclipse Details

Learn more about the Great American Eclipse by visiting: Total Solar Eclipse 2024 US — Great American Eclipse


The lines below designate the path of totality for the event with the red line being the center of the path and the yellow designating the north and south limits for the total eclipse.

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