Get ready for today's solar eclipse, even if cloud cover might ruin the once-in-a-lifetime event

Tonganoxie High School teacher Matt Beat discusses eclipses during his latest YouTube video. Enlarge photo

August 21, 2017, 7:50 a.m. Updated: 21 August 2017, 4:52 p.m.

Cloud cover forecasts in the Kansas City metro area aren't providing promising news for folks eager to see the much-anticipated solar eclipse this afternoon.

As we still hope for a great show, you can watch a fun video about eclipses here from Tonganoxie’s own Matt Beat, a political science teacher at Tonganoxie High School.

You also can see a simulation of an eclipse here, along with a to-do list for the big event here.

Finally, brush up on eye safety here as we prepare for the eclipse.

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