Arkansas will witness first major eclipse in nearly a century

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will take place. For about three hours, the sun, moon and Earth will be aligned in such a way that the moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, temporarily blocking out some or all of the sun—depending on where you’re watching from. Arkansas is slightly south of the “path of totality,” but we’re far closer than many places. This is the first total eclipse visible to the continental United States in 38 years, and it’s been nearly a hundred years since one of this magnitude was visible in Arkansas. The next total solar eclipse, in 2024, will cross Arkansas diagonally from the southwest corner to the northeast, placing a large swath of the state in the path of totality. This year’s eclipse offers a perfect opportunity for a dry run…

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One Response to Arkansas will witness first major eclipse in nearly a century

  1. Would love to be there to watch it!

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