Two solar eclipses criss-cross Texas in 6 months! This is a rare and exceptional circumstance for any particular spot on Earth. Consequently, Texas will be a magnet for perhaps several million visitors from across the nation and around the world.
Millions of people saw the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 which crossed the USA from Oregon to South Carolina. Nearly everyone who saw totality in 2017 agrees that it was a peak life experience and the most beautiful sight you can see in the sky. Texas is uniquely situated for a repeat experience.
On October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse begins over the Pacific Ocean and reaches the USA at Oregon. After passing through California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, the path of annular solar eclipse bisects Texas. People near the middle of the path of annular solar eclipse will see the dramatic view of the Sun as a brilliant ring for nearly five minutes.
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse first touches the Pacific coast of Mexico at Mazatlan. After racing across Mexico, the total solar eclipse first darkens Texas at Eagle Pass. People near the middle of the path of the total solar eclipse will enjoy a generous duration of over four minutes, nearly twice the duration of totality as the August 21, 2017 eclipse