Countdown to Heartland Eclipse 2017: The totality difference - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Countdown to Heartland Eclipse 2017: The totality difference

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What is the difference between being in the totality of the eclipse and just outside?

On August 21 the Eclipse path of totality will cross Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky.

Those inside the 60-mile wide shadow will experience a special darkness.

But those who experience just 99 percent partial eclipse will see something special but not the totality because, according to Professor Angela Speck, of the University of Missouri the sun is so bright that even with only 1 percent showing it gives us the 10,000 times the light of the full moon.

Want to know if you will see totality or not - or where you need to go to see totality - we have that information on the KFVS News App in the Solar Eclipse section.

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