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Missouri Bar Center will close for solar eclipse

The Missouri Office of Administration has announced that nonessential executive department state offices in Cole County will be closed Aug. 21, 2017, for the solar eclipse.

The Missouri Bar Center will also close that day.

According to the Office of Administration, “Jefferson City is considered one of the best places in the state, if not the country, for viewing the total solar eclipse, and has been chosen by NASA TV as one of seven locations across the United States from which to broadcast the event live. It is estimated that there will be an influx of 40-50k visitors in Jefferson City the day of the eclipse, and that number could fluctuate significantly depending upon weather conditions across the state. A large number of these visitors will be concentrated at or around the Capitol Complex in downtown Jefferson City, which will create substantial congestion in area traffic and a strain on downtown parking.”

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Looking for tips to view the eclipse? Check out these recommendations from NASA.

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