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The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Another total solar eclipse is coming to North America! This time, totality will also pass over Mexico and Canada – giving people all over North America another chance to experience this great celestial event.

In order to see totality, you have to be in the path of totality. If you aren’t in that path, you’ll only see a partial eclipse. You can learn more about those details with our simple eclipse viewing instructions guide.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse seen from the Austin area in Texas. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Austin area in Texas. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024 in Austin

Austin lies directly on the southern limit of the path of totality for the April 8, 2024 total eclipse. This means that it is extremely important for you to know where to be on eclipse day, if you want to see the amazing sight of totality!

Where can I see the total eclipse?

You’ll get more totality by leaving town altogether and heading up I-35, 195, 183 or even 29. The towns of Burnet, Marble Falls and Killeen will all see over four minutes of totality! Belton, Temple and Waco are also well-placed. If you want to head west to Uvalde, you’ll get about 4m 15s in the shadow. Finally, Buchanan Lake is right on the centerline, and would be a great place to launch and enjoy a fun and safe day on the water. (You’ll basically get 4m 20s at least from anywhere on the lake or at the dam.)

Llano, Lampasas and Fredericksburg are other good-sized towns that will see a lot of totality – about 4m 20s as well from here.

If you’re in Elgin or San Marcos, you are not in the path! You’ll need to head into town and then beyond (maybe north on I-35), in order to see totality.



What will I see on eclipse day?

It’s very difficult to describe exactly what you’ll see on eclipse day, because each part of town will see something different. In general, the farther south and east you are, the worse the view will be from an eclipse perspective. Certainly, from locations not in the path there will be sky darkening, some possibly interesting edge effects, and maybe even a bit of corona.

Order eclipse glasses! However, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection ("eclipse glasses") to watch the eclipse. That means that, even if these things are going on around you, if you’re not in the path you won’t be able to see most of them. It will be best for you to get as far north and west as possible, to make sure you’re in the path and will be able to see totality.

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When will the eclipse happen?


Eclipse day is April 8, 2024
Eclipse day is April 8, 2024!

Whatever the eclipse brings to your location, it will be most interesting as the shadow passes by – to the north and west of town, remember.

This will happen at about 1:36:30pm CDT.

If you’re downtown, you’ll see about 1m 50s of totality, which is very respectable. But the Austin airport is not in the path at all. In Round Rock, you'd see almost three minutes of totality!

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

ISO Certification

ISO Certification Always remember the rule for using eye protection during an eclipse: If there’s ANY bright part of the Sun showing, then you have to use your eclipse glasses to watch the event.

That means if you can see anything at all of the Sun through the glasses, then the Sun is too bright and you have to leave the glasses on! If you can see absolutely NO piece of the Sun through the eclipse glasses, then it’s safe to take them off. But the second any bright part of the Sun becomes visible again, you have to put them back on – and this can be mere seconds after you took them off. It would be so much better for you to get into the path, and really enjoy seeing totality!


We also have an entire section of the site dedicated to providing much more detailed eclipse viewing instructions for you!


Wherever you decide to view from, be sure to plan your route carefully, and watch the weather to make sure you’ll have good skies on eclipse day.

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Check out the Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator!


Please be sure to check out Eclipse2024.org’s eclipse simulator for any location you’d like to preview. The simulator will show you exactly what the eclipse will look like for any location you choose!

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator videos!


If you'd just like to preview the eclipse without using the simulator, we've made videos for the 2023 annular eclipse and the 2024 total eclipse as seen from over 2,000 locations! You can find them on our 2024 eclipse YouTube channel, but we've made it even easier for you - just visit our eclipse simulator video page to get started!

Eclipse2024.org's Eclipse Simulator videos

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

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