Total solar eclipse over Kansas
The shadow of the Moon passes over the northeast corner of Kansas. The northern suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas will see the eclipse but residents of this area are urged to drive 40 or 50 miles to the north or east to increase their potential duration of totality up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
Leavenworth receives 1 minute and 32 seconds of darkness. Atchison clocks in at 2 minutes and 17 seconds. Points near St. Joseph, Missouri will enjoy 2 minutes and 39 seconds, near the maximum total duration for this eclipse.
The total solar eclipse reaches the state at 1:02 p.m. CDT and exits at 1:09 p.m.
Our best estimate is that the centerline in the northeast corner of the state is the closest destination for 120,000 people. The reason that this is not a higher number is because the centerline in Nebraska or Missouri is closer for many Kansans. We estimate that between 6,200 and 25,000 people will travel to the centerline of eclipse in Kansas. Details at www.greatamericaneclipse.com/statistics/