Total solar eclipse will darken skies over Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas – The sun, moon, and earth will align perfectly to cast a shadow over the Natural State, nearly two years from now.
In the middle of the day, the sky will darken as if it were sunset as the moon passes in front of the sun.
The eclipse begins at 12:33 p.m. at Little Rock. The best part of the eclipse, or the totality, will be reached at 1:50 p.m. The eclipse ends at 3:11 p.m.
The path of totality starts in central Arkansas and includes the Little Rock metro, Conway, Searcy, Hot Springs, and Arkadelphia. It extends west to Jasper, Clarksville, and Mena.
Russellville, Clinton, De Queen, Mountain View, or Melbourne are areas in the red line that will enjoy over four minutes of the astronomical event, for those who want to see the longest total eclipse possible in the state.
Make sure you get specific glasses to look at the eclipse safely. Glasses will likely be on sale one year away from the event.
There are two total eclipses of the moon taking place this year before this spectacular event. And an annular eclipse next year.
The next time the path of totality will cross Arkansas will be in 2045.