The path of "totality" for the August 21, 2017 eclipse will cross through the middle of the state of Missouri. Of Missouri's 6.1 million residents, 3.4 million live directly within the narrow path of totality. Missouri has nearly 30% of the 12 million residents in the US that are lucky enough to live directly in the path. Anyone not directly in the path of totality will only see a partial eclipse.
Closer to home, St. Louis has 1.6 million residents who live in the direct path of totality. This ties us with Nashville even the only southern and western parts of Greater St. Louis lie within the path.
The path will cut across Missouri from St. Joseph in the west to Ste. Genevieve in the east. 57 of Missouri’s 105 largest cities lie in the path of totality. 24 of Missouri’s 53 largest Colleges and Universities are in the path with a student population of more than 130,000 students.
About half of both Kansas City (pop. = 464,000) and Saint Louis (pop. = 318,000) lie within the path of totality. The remaining population is only a 30 minute drive to the path!
Some of the eastern Missouri towns and cities in the path include: DeSoto, Farmington, Festus, Hermann, Hillsboro, Pacific, Perryville, Potosi, Ste. Genevieve, St. Clair, Sullivan, Warrenton, Washington, Union and large areas of St. Charles and St. Louis Counties,
Click on the "Durations" menu tab located in the main menu to lookup the length of "totality" for a specific location within Missouri.