This weekend the sun is getting mooned. An annular solar eclipse is happening on Saturday, Oct. 14 — meaning the moon is small enough to cover most of the sun but we will still see a “ring of fire” around the moon.
The Kansas City metro is in the path of the eclipse, so grab those eclipse glasses and check out these festivities on this moon-tacular day. Note: All below events are happening on Saturday, Oct. 14
Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing | Science City at Union Station, KCMO | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | $0-$16 | The first 1,000 guests will receive free eclipse glasses. Families can enjoy educational activities like telescope viewings and making abstract eclipse art.
Eclipse Watch Party | The Lawn at Legends Outlets, KCK | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Free |Watch the eclipse from the grassy goodness with your free eclipse glasses.
2023 Annular Solar Eclipse Event | Powell Observatory, 26500 Melrose St., Louisburg, KS | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $0-$10 | Bring a lawn chair to view the natural phenomenon while enjoying food trucks, astronomical activities, and games.
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party | Vinland Valley Nursery, 1606 N. 600 Rd., Baldwin City , KS | 10 a.m. | Free | Claim your free eclipse glasses while enjoying cider and baked goods from the coffee bar.
Annular Solar Eclipse | Transparent Brewing Company, 14501 White Ave., Grandview, MO | 10 a.m. | Free | View the eclipse from a telescope and browse an art fest, too.