Solar Eclipse 2024

On April 8, 2024, portions of the United States will have a solar eclipse, and once again, as in 2017, the path of totality will occur in Missouri.

The moon will cover at least part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours, and halfway through, anyone within a narrow path from Mexico through the US and up into Canada will experience a brief total eclipse,.

People in Missouri will see the moon completely block the sun’s bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds. Day will turn into night, and (weather permitting) one of nature’s most awesome sights will become visible: the sun’s shimmering outer atmosphere, or corona.

The American Optometric Association, in partnership with the American Astronomical Society, is providing detailed information so that you can safely view the eclipse.

For more detailed information about the eclipse, its path, and timing, visit

(Information courtesy of the American Astronomical Society)

Note: AOA members may download a free PowerPoint presentation, courtesy of Karl Citek, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, Professor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon.

April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse

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