Total Eclipse of the Sun for Texas On April 8, 2024

On April 8, 2024, Texas will be the first state to experience a total eclipse of the Sun on that day. Some of the major cities to see totality will include Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, and Austin. San Antonio straddles the borderline of seeing (or not seeing) totality with the northwestern portion of the city experiencing it.

Totality in Texas begins at the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass around 1:27 pm CDT with duration of 4 minutes and 24 seconds. This is a significantly longer time than the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse which lasted only 2 minutes and 40 seconds near Carbondale Illinois.

On the northeastern portion of the state, totality will exit along the Red River at the Texas/Oklahoma border. Duration of totality will be 4 minutes and 20 seconds here. Clarksville is the closest town to this point which is near the central path of totality. The southern portion of totality will exit along the Texas/Arkansas border.

All times on this animated graphic are set for maximum. The cities outside of totality will show the percentage of the Moon covering the Sun. Amarillo will see the least coverage in comparison to Brownsville.

The global map gives you a good idea of the flow of the eclipse from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Greatest eclipse can be found in Mexico near Torreon. Duration at this point is 4 minutes and 28 seconds which will be at maximum at 1:17 pm CDT.

Path of totality will begin near Jarvis Island out in the Pacific at 11:39 am CDT. Totality will end at 2:54 pm near the eastern portion of the Atlantic, halfway between Ireland and Spain.

All times derived from Xavier Jubier’s eclipse page as seen here http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/… . NASA uses the same map.

Music by Anthony Newman – How The West Was Won Soundtrack – He’s Linus’ Boy

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