We pass along the link to the page on the National Centennial Commission’s which talks about the Total Eclipse on 1918.  It would appear that these eclipses are only capable of catching the corners of Kansas.  Like 1918, the 1878 total eclipse also caught the southwest corner of the state.  The communities along I-70 seem forbidden to be in the area of totality.  (And while we’d be delighted to see comments, those last three sentences were written with tongue-in-cheek.   No scientific explanations are necessary.)

If you are out watching the eclipse next Monday, remember to be safe with your eyes!  We want you to see the rest of the WWI Centennial!



Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.