If you're in the continental United States and want to witness a solar eclipse, you'll have to wait until 2044 for the next one. However, there's an exciting opportunity coming up much sooner. In April 2024, the picturesque town of Fredericksburg, Texas will be treated to a rare and stunning celestial event: a total solar eclipse. As luck would have it, Fredericksburg is situated right in the path of totality, meaning visitors and locals alike will have a chance to witness the awe-inspiring phenomenon in all its glory. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!
The Moon's dark central shadow, stretching approximately 115 miles wide, will commence its journey in Mexico and traverse northeast across Texas before reaching its final destination in the Canadian Maritimes.
On April 8, 2024, the skies above Fredericksburg will darken from 12:15 to 2:56 p.m. CT, with the total eclipse being visible for an incredible five minutes between 1:32 p.m. and 1:37 p.m. This extraordinary event is not to be missed!
In addition to the 2024 total solar eclipse, Fredericksburg will also witness an annular solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14, 2023. During a total solar eclipse, such as the one in 2024, the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth, fully obscuring the Sun's face.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable viewing experience, a limited supply of eclipse glasses will be available at the Visitor Information Center starting in October 2023.