Two solar eclipses are coming to Austin and the Central Texas Hill Country and you can watch them both, annular and complete totality
An annular solar eclipse visits Texas, six months before the total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, Parts of Central Texas are in the direct path of totality. If you are inside the path of annular solar eclipse, you will see the dramatic sight of the Sun as a thin ring, almost but not completely eclipsed by the Moon. Daylight will be dimmed considerably, but not dark like a total solar eclipse. This eerie sight can be enjoyed with eclipse glasses and other safe viewing methods.
The annular solar eclipse begins in Texas at 11:41 am CDT with the speed of the Moon’s shadow being 2313 mph. The annular solar eclipse leaves Texas at 12:00 pm CDT and the Moon’s shadow diminishes to 1736 mph. The maximum duration of annularity in Texas is 4 minutes and 52 seconds.
The largest city in the path of the annular solar eclipse in the United States is San Antonio with over 2.6 million people in the metropolitan area. Much of San Antonio is also inside the path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
Scenic locations to view the eclipse inside the path in Texas include the Enchanted Rock State National Area near Fredericksburg, Lost Maples State Natural Area, Caverns of Sonora, Rockport Beach near Corpus Christi, South Llano River State Park near Junction, the San Antonio River Walk, Medina River Natural Area near San Antonio, and the Alamo in San Antonio. The annular solar eclipse leaves the United States at Padre Island National Seashore, a beautiful series of barrier islands on the Gulf of Mexico.
October 14, 2023 Texas Annular Solar Eclipse
|Begins:||Sat, Oct 14, 2023 at 10:24 am|
|Maximum:||Sat, Oct 14, 2023 at 11:54 am|
|Ends:||Sat, Oct 14, 2023 at 1:32 pm|
April 8, 2024 Texas Total Solar Eclipse
|Begins:||Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 12:10 pm|
|Maximum:||Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 1:27 pm|
|Ends:||Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 3:06 pm|