Troy Kansas is the place to be for a total solar eclipse in August

The map above shows the path of the moon’s shadow in the shaded grey area. This is where the sun will be completely obscured by the moon on August 21. Troy, Kansas is one of the places where the total eclipse will occur. Totality is expected to last about two-and-a-half minutes there. In Derby the sun is expected to have about 92 percent coverage from the moon.

On Monday, Aug. 21, the community of Troy, Kansas will be one of the nation’s hot spots in which to view the 2017 solar eclipse. The tiny town in extreme northeast Kansas, just west of St. Joseph, Mo. is expected to be one of the best places to see the eclipse in totality.

Totality, or when the moon completely blocks the sun and day turns into night, is expected to last for 2 minutes and 38 seconds starting at 1:05:54 p.m. CDT in Troy. The entire continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting two to three hours. Anyone within a 70-milewide path that stretches through 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total eclipse.