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2024 Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024

Technical Services Librarian

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Coleen Rose
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Harriett K. Hutchens Library
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO 65613

Mountain View, Salem, Springfield, Bolivar

Mountain View, Mo will be within the April 8, 2024 eclipse totality

Mt. View's Duration of Totality: 2 minutes, 16 seconds -- (

Other SBU campuses will experience a partial eclipse only.

Salem at 99.1%, Springfield at 97.3%, and Bolivar will be at 96.1%

Never look directly at the sun. Use appropriate eye protection.  Regular sunglasses DO NOT provide any protection.  Even for a partial eclipse of 99%, the sun is strong enough to burn through your retinas.

According to NASA , the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters.

Missouri Eclipse Path Mt. View Map

Mountain View, Missouri Eclipse Path of Totality Position Map courtesy of