Viewer photos: Eclipse crosses mid-Missouri
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.