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

Latitude: 38° 33' 29" NLongitude: 91° 00' 43" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 28sPartial phase start: 11:48:25AM (CDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:15:33PM (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 Washington!

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

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Washington, MO

Washington is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 28s 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! Maybe you can advertise your site there!


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


Follow Washington's plans for the eclipse on their 2017 eclipse Facebook page!



Mary Beth Rettke, Tourism Director
Washington Area Chamber of Commerce
636-239-2715 ext. 101

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Washington

The Washington Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Parks and Recreation Department are making plans for a Total Solar Eclipse viewing event at the Washington, Missouri Fairgrounds.  The event will begin at 9am, with education areas, vendors (food, drink, and souvenir), “solar” games for children, Eclipse art exhibit, music, and an education area.  Washington will have 2 minutes and 28 seconds duration of total eclipse, however the first contact view until the last will be approximately two hours and 54 minutes; 11:48am through 2:43pm.  As the moon finishes eclipsing the sun an after-eclipse party will commence with music and entertainment.

The eclipse's trek through Missouri is one of the more interesting, because more people will see the eclipse here by default, than at any other point along the path.  Kansas City and St. Louis are split by the path, so suffice it to say that you will only see a brief totality there.  People from these areas will have to move more into the path to see this unbelievable sight.  St. Louis folks, just need to head west to Washington.  Washington does fall in the in the path of totality viewing and will be celebrating this unique event!

The Washington Fairgrounds is in the western side of the City, off Grand Avenue.  Parking will be free.  Eclipse glasses may be purchased in advance at the Washington Visitor Center, 301 W. Front Street, or on the Fairgrounds the day of the event.

Pictures of the Washington area

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If you are an official of Washington, 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! 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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