What Kansans can expect with Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Everyone in America will experience some kind of eclipse on Aug. 21, but not everyone will see a total solar eclipse.

That path of totality, or the area where the sun will be fully blocked by the moon, will begin in Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:04 a.m. and be at its max at 10;16 a.m. It will stretch to Charleston, S.C. where it will begin at 1:16 p.m. with its max at 2:47 p.m.

If you want to travel to see the total solar eclipse and you want to stay in Kansas, you could venture to the extreme northeastern part of the state. If you find yourself in Powhattan, Kan., the eclipse will begin at 11:39 a.m., completely covering the sun by 1:06 p.m.

Even though most of Kansas is outside the path of totality, you'll still have something to see.

In Wichita, the eclipse will begin at 11:39 a.m. when the moon appears to approach the sun. By 1:04 p.m., the eclipse will be at its mix with the moon covering about 90-percent of the sun.

You will still be able to see part of the sun, but just a small sliver on the right side. The partial eclipse will end at 2:34 p.m. when the moon appears to leave the sun.