Total Solar Eclipse Happening August 21


A total solar eclipse will occur across the entire United States on Monday, August 21, 2017 for the first time since 1918.

The so-called Great American Total Solar Eclipse will totally darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles.

In Texarkana the sun will be obscured by the moon by just over 80 percent.

This eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since 1979.

It will take about 90 minutes for the moon’s shadow to sweep across the country, starting around 10:15 a.m. PDT on the West Coast and ending around 2:45 p.m. EDT on the East Coast.

Maximum eclipse for the Texarkana area will be 1:15 p.m.

Remember to NEVER look directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, as it can still cause serious eye damage or blindness. Eclipse viewing glasses can be purchased online at sites like Amazon.

On Monday, April 8, 2024 a total solar eclipse will be visible from Texarkana.

2024 Total Eclipse Path
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