Viewer photos: Eclipse crosses mid-Missouri

2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, August 21 2017 Aug 21, 2017 Monday, August 21, 2017 2:57:00 PM CDT August 21, 2017 in Eclipse Events
By: Jordan Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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COLUMBIA - Viewers throughout mid-Missouri sent in photos and video documenting the solar eclipse that swept across the state Monday. Totality only lasted a few moments, but offered an unforgettable view.

Northern parts of mid-Missouri battled with cloud cover, but southern parts of the viewing area saw clouds clear away just in time for totality at 1:12 p.m.

Cindy Haverstick traveled south from Centralia to escape the clouds and capture a glimpse of totality.

"It was so eerie, on a gravel road, by myself, in the dark, and the crickets began to chirp," Haverstick said. "What an awesome experience!"

This is the last solar eclipse to cross directly over mid-Missouri for 500 years.

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