MARYVILLE, MO – You will have an opportunity to take part in an observation of the partial annular solar eclipse on Saturday.
Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Natural Sciences will host the observation, free of charge, to the public. Attendees will be able to view the eclipse through telescopes with solar filters that allow for direct observation.
The gathering will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday outside the B.D. Owens Library at NWMSU in Maryville. The moon is expected to begin encroaching on the disc of the sun at about 10:25 a.m. and peak coverage is expected at about 11:50 a.m. with between 60 to 70 percent of the sun affected.
The event is the only solar eclipse visible in the area until April 8, 2024.