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SA Eclipse

Real Phenomena. True serendipity.

The best place to watch TWO different solar eclipses is right here in San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio must be a great city – after all, Mother Nature picked it twice! We are no strangers to fun, exciting, unique experiences and we are excited to add two new events to the list. San Antonio will soon be home to both an annular and a solar eclipse, one during fall and one during spring! Eclipses are rare on their own, but to be able to see them on land is even rarer. Begin planning your trip with us now for these two incredible events and stay tuned for additional information, the best locations to view these events, and more!

Annular Solar Eclipse

October 14, 2023

On October 14, 2023, the Moon will again pass directly between Earth and the Sun — but this time it will not quite completely cover the solar disk, instead turning it into a thin “ring of fire.” This annular (Latin for ring-shaped) eclipse will be visible within a roughly 125-mile-wide path from Oregon to Texas and on into Mexico, Central America, and South America. Again, North Americans outside the path will be treated to a partial solar eclipse if the weather cooperates.

Source: eclipse.aas.org

Total Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024

During a total solar eclipse, the Moon blocks the Sun’s bright face — the photosphere — briefly revealing our star’s outer atmosphere: the shimmering corona, or “crown.” Made of rarefied gas heated to millions of degrees, with its atoms highly ionized (stripped of electrons), the diaphanous corona gets sculpted into streamers and loops by the Sun’s powerful magnetic field and shines with a light seen nowhere else. It is hauntingly beautiful and, without doubt, one of the most awesome sights in all of nature.

Source: eclipse.aas.org

Safety Information: Special eye equipment is necessary to view the annular and total solar eclipses. Looking directly at the sun is not safe and not advisable. Be sure to purchase a solar filter or viewer prior to viewing either eclipse. Find solar viewing options here.


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