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

Latitude: 37° 43' 27" NLongitude: 89° 51' 40" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 34sPartial phase start: 11:51:06AM (CDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:18:46PM (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 Perryville!

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

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Perryville, MO

Perryville is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 34s 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


Perryville / Perry Co MO will currently have 5 public viewing sites: four within the Perryville City limits and one at the Perryville Regional Airport, 10 miles from town directly on the centerline of totality.

Please contact Trish for more information!

Trish Erzfeld
Perry County Heritage Tourism
2 W. Ste. Maries St.
Perryville, MO 63775

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Perryville

Perryville, Perry County Missouri: August 18-21, 2017

Perry County, MO will experience 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality as the total solar eclipse passes over the United States.

Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce Solarfest August 18-19, 2017 sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital is a two-day science fun-filled festival with live music, mobile planetarium shows by Coldwell Banker Professional Assoc., science vendors, science themed chalk art festival, carnival rides, sundial unveiling, moon pie eating contest, gyro rides, night time star gazing, food, fun and much more.

Perryville’s Super Solar Sunday, August 20, 2017 will host a Perryville Mudfest in their city park. Learn why it’s important to keep our earth clean while having so much fun getting muddy!  Where adults can be kids and kids can be kids as you slip, slide and crawl your way through this fun-filled obstacle course. Museums, natural area hiking, a 5K GlowRun & Walk, live music, food, fun and night time star gazing.

Eclipse Monday August 21, 2017 we will have public designated eclipse viewing sites with food/drink vendors. Some sites have additional rustic and self-contained camping.


Perry County Missouri: FLY-IN Eclipse Destination August 21, 2017:

Perryville Regional Airport with its 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality is a prime Fly-In destination for any eclipse chaser or aviation enthusiasts. With a 7,000’ concrete runway this rural country airport is capable of welcoming multiple aircrafts of various sizes but space is limited. Quietly situated in the Bois Brule Bottoms of Perry County near the Mississippi River its surrounded by hundreds of acres of Missouri farmland. Just land, get out and experience the eclipse, celebrate with newfound science and aviation friends and then simply take back off to your next aviation adventure. Eclipse glasses, food, drink available on site. See our website for reservations or more information. Don’t miss your opportunity to come to where the Sun and the Moon and the River meet!

St. Louis to Perryville Eclipse Package: August 21, 2017

One-day round-trip from St. Louis to Perryville Missouri eclipse package. Select from one of our four amazing St. Louis hotels and we will have a motor coach pick you up and transport you to Perryville, Missouri on August 21, 2017 to the path of totality to view the total solar eclipse. Includes eclipse glasses. Food and drink vendors on site. Groups packages available. See for hotel pricing and transportation information.  

Pictures of the Perryville area



If you are an official of Perryville, 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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