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

Latitude: 38° 21' 55" NLongitude: 90° 21' 46" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 20sPartial phase start: 11:49:48AM (CDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:17:10PM (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 Kimmswick!

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Current Weather Forecast for Kimmswick
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Kimmswick, MO

Kimmswick is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 20s 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


The small town of Kimmswick Mo. will be a perfect vantage point to be right in the middle of this historic solar event!

Our location is less than 30 minutes south of St. Louis Mo. If you are looking to enjoy this day but don't want to pay for overnight lodging or drive for hours we would love to welcome you to view the solar eclipse with us. Parking will be available and will be marked on the palaroo app soon.

Passing through and have an RV? problem..... We have available parking for you - and its just a short walking distance away from all the activities. Our guests will be talking about this for years to come.......What will you say to your children and grandchildren about where you were on this historic day? You will not only speak of this day for years....... you will also have solar eclipse memorabilia to commemorate this amazing experience!! T-shirts, Caps, posters and stickers, solar eclipse glasses just to name a few will be available for purchase.

Come spend the day in the wonderful town of Kimmswick ....where we always have the welcome mat out for our visitors!

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Kimmswick

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, family members, friends and neighbors. We will have water, soda and snacks available for purchase. The World famous Ted Wright is working on some beautiful artwork right now to mark this historic event. It will be on the memorabilia for purchase and giveaways!

The merchants will have plenty of photo ops available while you do a "seek and find " throughout the day. When you are finished with the contest, your name will be placed in a drawing for a wonderful gift basket with lots of goodies! Make sure you stop by our booth and sign your name and some thoughts of the day in our guest book...After the event is over, this book will be on display at our beautiful Historical Society Museum on 3rd street. You can come back years later and look up your name and your thoughts!

We will have trivia contests throughout the day to test your knowledge of astronomy, solar system, solar events etc. There will be a DJ playing tunes around our theme! JC Corcoran - the radio personality from KBDZ 93.1 - will be doing a live remote during the day. All of our wonderful and quaint shops and restaurants will be open for business for the day. Usually the shops and restaurants in Kimmswick are closed on Mondays, but not on Monday August 21st! Our shops will be welcoming our guests, and the restaurants will have indoor and outdoor seating available for all.

Pictures of the Kimmswick area

No pictures of Kimmswick have been submitted yet!

If you are an official of Kimmswick, 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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