Our 41 Action News camera outfitted with a special filter captured the moments the moon aligned to overshadow the sun. Everywhere you looked, people craned their necks to witness it themselves.
Then just before totality, clouds once again moved in.
At 1:09 central — darkness fell over north Kansas City.
“I was kind of confused about it because it's one o'clock and it's totally dark,” 14-year-old Ruby Wright said.
During totality, there were a few breaks in the clouds.
“You know it broke just enough where you could see a little bit of it and it also cooled down quite a bit so it was better than nothing. It was good,” Leo and Amanda Hammond, visiting from Dallas, said.
“We had a happy ending to a kind of grim-looking morning,” Millie Stecker, visiting from Austin, said.