Total Eclipse 2024 ATX

Solar Eclipse Photo by Jongsun Lee on Unsplash


On April 8, 2024, Austin will experience a once in a lifetime total solar eclipse in the path of totality. Stay close to home when viewing the eclipse. Because of the total solar eclipse and other events happening in Austin of April 6, 7, and 8, 2024, a higher volume of visitors is expected to be in the city over the weekend and extending into Monday. Expect travel times to take longer than usual. 

Most of the city is in the path of totality, except for few parts of southeast Austin; however, where you see the eclipse from will impact the experience. The start and end time of totality and the length of time the sky is dark is determined by location within the path of totality. The length of time in totality in Austin can vary from as little as 19 seconds at southeastern edge of the eclipse pathway, to as great as 3 minutes in some parts of west Austin. 

All 50 states (excluding most of Alaska) will experience a partial solar eclipse on April 8, but the path of totality is only 115 miles wide. The path of totality will pass over portions of Mexico and the United States, ending in Canada. The center of the 115-mile-wide path is very near Austin which is why most of Austin will experience some amount of darkness. 

Austin won’t be in the path of totality again for another 319 years. The next total solar eclipse that will take place in the United States of America is in 2044 and only portions of the Dakotas and Montana will be in the zone of totality. In 2045, a total solar eclipse will occur with the path of totality just grazing the Texas panhandle. The southern tip of the state will be in the path of totality in 2052.