Are You Ready for the Solar Eclipse?

The solar eclipse is coming! The solar eclipse is coming! Are you ready?

On Monday, August 21st, 2017, Missouri will be in the direct path of the solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, causing a temporary obstruction. When the sun is completely obscured (a total eclipse), one can see the sun’s faint atmosphere, the corona. Just be sure you are wearing proper eye protection! Check out this video for a simulation of the eclipse. You also might find this article interesting about using your smartphone to photograph the elipse. For more information about the eclipse, click here.