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Where to watch the annular solar eclipse in Kansas City

Get your eclipse glasses and binoculars for this annual lunar event.

Partial solar eclipse

Witness an annular solar eclipse in the heart of America.

Photo by NASA and Bill Ingalls

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.

solar eclipse 2024 path through kansas city

KC’s patch of the 2023 annular solar eclipse.

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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.

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