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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at St. Clair, MO:

Latitude: 38° 20' 59" NLongitude: 90° 58' 58" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 40sPartial phase start: 11:48:33AM (CDT), at "1:30 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 1:15:42PM (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 St. Clair!

Standard Google Map of St. Clair and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for St. Clair
Visit our "Weather" links above for other great cloud cover forecast maps!

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near St. Clair

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St. Clair, MO

St. Clair is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 40s 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


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from St. Clair

"Get your Eclipse on Route 66"

The St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of St. Clair are co-sponsoring a great eclipse event, which starts Friday, August 18 with a parade and movies in the park. Saturday will be a bluegrass festival; Sunday, a Route 66 themed Car Show, and of course, Eclipse viewing on Monday!


Visit St. Clair's 2017 eclipse page!


Also check them out on Facebook at:

Solar Eclipse 2017 and @eclipseonroute66


Contact Charlene Saling for details at 636-629-1889!

St. Clair, Missouri, a town of 5000,  is located 40 miles southwest of the Gateway Arch at St. Louis, straddling the interstate. We will be represented at the St. Louis Eclipse Expo on June 17 at Queeny Park in St. Louis County. for details on the expo. Visit or email for more information about our events. Hope you decide to "Get Your Eclipse on Route 66!

Our event goes from August 18 to the 21st. On Friday night, we will have a parade and picnic in the park at Orchard Park starting at 6 p.m., to get people settled in. Saturday will be a Bluegrass Festival, with national and local bluegrass musicians in Orchard Park,  starting at 10 a.m. and going to 10 p.m. There is a modest fee for entry to the music festival. On Sunday the local Route 66 Car Club and St. Clair Chamber will take over downtown with an on the street car show on Old Route 66, (see picture) including a burnout and many classes of cars. Free to enjoy, fee to enter a vehicle. Concurrently, there will be an art sale by the Old Bus Stop Art Club, including artistic eclipse representations, and activities at the St. Clair Historical Museum adjacent to the car show, and other activities around town.

Events climax on Monday starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until about 5 p.m. There will be at least 7 designated viewing stations around town, with trained Solar Ambassadors, and a number of local organizations will offering food and drink for sale including a couple hours after the eclipse is over to ease the crunch onto I-44.

Pictures of the St. Clair area




If you are an official of St. Clair, 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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