We are in the process of planning several exciting events for Sunday, August 20th, and Monday, August 21st, that are unique to our small town area and will give you a taste of rural, hometown Kansas hospitality and fun!
Eclipse in the Heartland - Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Doniphan County, Kansas is a prime destination for you and your family to come view this once in a lifetime solar eclipse! The maximum amount of viewing time for the total solar eclipse in the USA on August 21, 2017 will be 2 min 40 seconds. The longest amount of time in Kansas will be 2 minutes 38 seconds in Doniphan County! The next eclipse won’t come to Kansas until August 12, 2045, where it will be passing through the southwest corner of the state.
The total time of the eclipse from beginning to end in Doniphan County will be at about 11:40 am - 2:35 pm (about 3 hours). It will begin as a partial eclipse at 11:40 am until about 1:06 pm it will become a total solar eclipse for 2 minutes and 38 seconds, then it will go back to a partial eclipse until about 2:35 pm.
Special Eclipse glasses or #14 welding glasses must be worn during this entire time to avoid eye damage. The only time it will be safe to remove the glasses will be during the 2 minutes and 38 seconds of totality.
We will be hosting events surrounding the eclipse on Sunday, August 20th and Monday, August 21st. The main hub for festivities will be hosted in the county seat in Troy, Kansas. Other areas of the county will be hosting side events as well, which we will have posted on here under the events section below.
Doniphan County's community is so excited to be able to make history by being a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event and we hope that you will join us to celebrate the "Eclipse in the Heartland" and come experience our beautiful area and small town hospitality!
Listings of public viewing sites and watch parties in Doniphan County.
Here in Doniphan County, we have many beautiful and open spaces that can offer RV parking, primitive camping, or houses/ room listings on Airbnb that you can take advantage of for your trip!
Check out some of the merchandise we will be selling for the event! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to find out more!
Click here to see how to be contantly updated with social media updates and news articles talking about the Eclipse in Doniphan County!
Contact information for committee heads and event oraganizers, and important numbers for the area to answer any questions you might have!