2017 Eclipse Information for Missouri
The "Show me State"? Yes! Show me the eclipse!
St. Joseph on the Missouri River is right on the center-line and will show a generous 2 minutes and 38 seconds of totality. The southern edge of totality splits Kansas City with the northern suburbs and the nearby city of Independence. Citizens of Kansas City should be encouraged to head a bit north on Interstate 35 to increase eclipse duration from less than a minute to 2 minutes and 38 seconds near Lathrop or St Joseph.
In the central section of Missouri, Marshall, Boonville, and Columbia are well positioned to experience over 2 minutes and 30 seconds of the total solar eclipse. Jefferson City will see 2 minutes and 27 seconds of totality.
St. Louis has a similar situation as Kansas City and is bisected by the northern limit of totality. Again, citizens of St. Louis would be smart to head south on Interstate 55 to Festus (2 minutes and 37 seconds) or St. Genevieve (2 minutes and 40 seconds) near the center-line of the eclipse. Although Cape Girardeau is closer to the edge of the eclipse path than the center line, it still experiences a respectable 1 minute and 41 seconds under the Moon's shadow.
Below shows the cities with their duration of totality: