On April 8, 2023, Texas will experience a rare celestial event – a total solar eclipse. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in Texas since 1979, and it will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for many Texans.
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking the sun’s light. During a total solar eclipse, the sky becomes dark, the temperature drops, and the stars become visible. This event is a rare and awe-inspiring sight that people from all over the world travel to witness.
The path of totality for the 2023 solar eclipse will cross over northern Mexico and the southern United States, including Texas. The total eclipse will be visible in a narrow band that stretches from the southwestern corner of Texas to the northeastern corner of the state. Cities like Del Rio, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas will all experience a partial eclipse, but those in the path of totality will see the full spectacle.
If you’re planning to view the eclipse, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect your eyes. Looking directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to your eyes, so be sure to wear special eclipse glasses or use a solar filter for your camera or telescope.
In addition to the eclipse itself, many cities and towns in Texas are planning events and activities to celebrate the occasion. From viewing parties to science exhibits, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about and experience the eclipse.
The 2023 solar eclipse is a historic event that Texans won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars and start planning your trip to one of the best places in the world to witness this amazing celestial event.