Solar Eclipse 2017 | August 21

On August 21, 2017, skywatchers and enthusiasts in continental US will have the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse. Along the path of totality (total darkness) from Oregon to South Carolina, St Louis (and Webster Groves area) is one of the few locations that can experience the total eclipse.

You are cordially invited to join

'Webster – Eclipse 2017'

Viewing event hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences. 


When:        Monday, August 21, 2017. Event starting at 11.00am. Total eclipse at 1.17pm (central time)

Where:       EAB and Top floor of Garden Avenue parking garage


Solar Eclipse graphic

What is a Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the Sun, and moon casting a shadow over Earth. In a total solar eclipse, the Sun, moon and the Earth will align in a straight line for a brief moment and the Sun will be completely covered by the moon during this time interval. During a total solar eclipse, the moon’s shadow will traverse the Earth as a narrow band of complete darknes