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Kansas Eclipse

As the path of totality continues, the Moon’s shadow will step onto the Kansas soil at 01:02 PM, CDT, leaving behind the state of Nebraska.

It will cover the small northeast corner of Kansas but will include three cities: Hiawatha, Atchison and Leavenworth. Although these cities are on the path itself, people of Kansas might want to  choose to go to St. Joseph, Missouri, where the duration of the total eclipse scene will be 2 minutes and 39 seconds, which is near the maximum for this August’s solar eclipse! Habitants of this area will need to drive less than 50 miles to north or east to prolong their unique solar eclipse experience. However, if you choose to stay at the corner for observation, some of these small towns are planning exceptional celebrations for the total solar eclipse event.

The central line of the path of totality is only 44 miles long within this state, and the average duration of the scene on this line is  2 minutes and 38 seconds! The shadow of the Moon will travel with the average speed of  1,503 miles per hour across Kansas before it says goodbye at 1:09 PM, CDT, and continues its journey across the skies of Missouri.

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