If you won’t be able to see the Great American Eclipse on Monday – there’s no need to worry.
In just seven years, another total solar eclipse will pass over Missouri.
It won’t replicate the same path of totality as the Great American Eclipse. Instead, it crosses the country from southwest to northeast. That means the two paths will overlap an area of nearly 9,000 square miles, which is about the size of New Jersey.
Part of that overlap happens in the southeastern corner of Missouri, in the area surrounding Cape Girardeau known as the bootheel.
The red line in this map represents the path of Monday’s total solar eclipse. The blue line shows the path the 2024 eclipse will take.
Illinois and Kentucky are also in this unique path of totality.
The 2024 total solar eclipse will extend from Texas up to Maine.
Find more information on this “X marks the spot” occurrence here.