A total solar eclipse is an event that few have witnessed, yet it is the most dramatic celestial event you'll ever see. It's a totally immersive event: during totality, with the sun's brilliant disk fully covered by the moon, the sky turns dark (like very deep twilight) and the brightest planets and stars become visible.
At 1:14:19 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2017, Jefferson City will experience 2 minutes and 29 seconds of total eclipse.
Leading up to the eclipse, Jefferson City is hosting a multi-day celebration with an eclectic offering of both paid and free events ranging from a giant drum circle to concerts to astronomy lectures.
Saturday, August 19 - Downtown Jefferson City Eclipse Street Party 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Prison Tours ongoing (tickets required).
Sunday, August 20 - Scholastic Education Series, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., free (various locations);Skywatching and Entertainment on the Capitol South Lawn, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; Total Eclipse of the Park Experience, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Riverside Park Amphitheater; Prison Tours ongoing (tickets required).
Monday, August 21 - Scholastic Education Series, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (various locations); Skywatching and Entertainment on the Capitol South Lawn, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Eclipse Village Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Jefferson City Recreation Area; Total Eclipse of the Park Viewing and BBQ, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Riverside Park Amphitheater.
Parking and shuttle service information to be distributed on-site.
Please note the address provided is for the Missouri Capitol.