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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Herculaneum, MO:

Latitude: 38° 16' 06" NLongitude: 90° 22' 48" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 32sPartial phase start: 11:49:48AM (CDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:17:07PM (CDT)
*All times shown are calculated for the lat/long specified above, and are accurate to within a couple of seconds, due mainly to influences of the "edge effects" at the start and end of totality.
For a more detailed explanation of this, please see the "About Accuracy" section of this great 2017 eclipse page by Ernie Wright of NASA!
Please also note that these times have been converted from UTC; if you see times on other sites that say "UTC"/ "UT", or "GMT", those are NOT the local times for you in Herculaneum!

Standard Google Map of Herculaneum and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Herculaneum
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Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Herculaneum

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Herculaneum, MO

Herculaneum is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 32s of totality!

(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the partial phases!)

Do you have a location that could host folks seeking to watch the eclipse?
First, we'd suggest you contact your local Chamber of Commerce and/or Town/City Council.
But then, check out Sky & Telescope Magazine's Marketplace for viewing locations! also has a (paid) Eclipse advertising section, where you can make and post an ad to promote your products and services!


Please be sure to check out Dr. Kate Russo's excellent White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning!

Not where you want to be?
Go back to other MO cities!
Visit community pages for other states



Be sure to visit Herculaneum's 2017 Eclipse Facebook Page!


Herculaneum, Missouri, is located approximately 30 miles south of St. Louis, and is easily accessible by Interstate 55. To reach the eclipse viewing site, exit Interstate 55 at the 178 mile marker and travel east on  McNutt Street to Highway 61-67 (Commercial Boulevard). At Highway 61-67 (Commercial Boulevard),  turn left and travel about 1/3 mile and turn right to the first viewing area - Herculaneum City Park!


Herculaneum City Park, 776 Joachim Avenue


The city park features a wide open area that will be an excellent spot to view the eclipse. Also in the park area is an all-accessible playground (Kade's Playground), an all-accessible splash zone (Bay of Naples Splash Zone) that will open in 2017 and will be free of charge, a 1-acre dog park (All Bark Village), a 1.1-mile walking trail (Joachim Loop Trail), three baseball fields and a boat launch area on the Joachim Creek. The Joachim Creek opens into the Mississippi River. There are numerous parking areas in the general area of the city park.

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Herculaneum

Visit Herculaneum's 2017 eclipse page!

Come and visit Herculaneum for the eclipse! 

Contact us for more details:

City of Herculaneum
c/o Mayor Bill Haggard
#1 Parkwood Court
Herculaneum, MO 63048
Phone: 636 475-4447
Fax: 636 475-6191
Mayor Cell Phone: 314 852-4964

Also, we are hosting a three day event beginning on Saturday, August 19 with a parade and ending on Monday, August 21 with a eclipse viewing party.

In between, the City of Herculaneum is hosting a festival event that will include live music, children and adult activities, a car show, inflatable water slides and other inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, video game trailer, a movie in the park (Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie), fireworks, etc. Food & drink vendors and other craft and product vendors. All events are free of charge except for the inflatables and video trailer.

Pictures of the Herculaneum area



If you are an official of Herculaneum, who is responsible for Eclipse2017 public outreach,
please send us information about your community’s 2017 eclipse plans – so we can share it here with everyone!
(Please note, we are completely swamped with requests, so NO more pictures - and PLEASE give us the text EXACTLY so we can cut and paste it in!) encourages everyone to get into the path of totality on eclipse day,
and see one of the greatest sights the sky has to offer!

(And make sure to have eclipse glasses on hand for everyone!)

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