It has been almost a century since the last one, now we get to experience a solar eclipse again on Monday, August 21.
Traveling much of the same path as it did in 1918, most of southeastern Nebraska and a minute portion of southwest Iowa, mainly Fremont county, will have the opportunity to witness the complete eclipse. But for those living in Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Newton, Sigourney and Knoxville you won’t be able to experience a complete eclipse. You will only get to witness about 92 to 95 percent coverage during the eclipse.
Our neighbors to the south, Missouri, will have totality throughout the eclipse. St Joseph, Columbia and Jefferson city are three cities in Missouri that will experience full coverage for those willing to travel a couple of hours.
The eclipse is set to take place minutes after 1 PM on Monday. Approximately at 1:08 in Oskaloosa and is set to last 2 minutes and 34 seconds.