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Fiesta del Sol

The Best Places to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse in San Antonio


Source: NationalEclipse.com

Coming April 8, 2024

The Alamo City is no stranger to fun, exciting, unique experiences and we are excited to add the upcoming eclipse to the list in what we’re calling – Fiesta del Sol! We experienced the Annular Solar Eclipse in October of 2023 and are looking forward to the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024.

Eclipses are rare on their own, but seeing them on land is even rarer. Begin planning your trip with us now for this incredible event! With over 50,000 hotel rooms across the city, staying in San Antonio is an ideal destination for an extended weekend to catch the April 8 Total Eclipse.

After spending a great weekend exploring San Antonio, head to the city’s Northwest/La Cantera area and to the nearby Hill Country to catch the Eclipse Totality on the afternoon of April 8. If you are not able to make it to the area of Totality, note that you will need special eclipse glasses and know the exact time of the eclipse to catch a partial eclipse.

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What is a Total Solar Eclipse?

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 a 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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