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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 as seen from the Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas

Dallas is very well-placed to see totality! Though not right on the centerline, the downtown area will still get a very respectable 3m45s of totality!

Where can I see the total eclipse?

Because of Dallas’ location in the path, and the size of the metro area, it’s very important to understand that the farther south and east you go, the more totality you’ll see. So for example, Denton isn’t in the path at all. You’ll see a deep partial eclipse from there, with some sky darkening, and maybe some interesting edge effects. But you’ll have a hard time seeing anything really interesting, because you have to use your eclipse glasses all the time from Denton!

Lewisville gets two and a half minutes of totality, while Plano and Irving see three and a half. DeSoto and Mesquite both enjoy over four minutes in the shadow. That’s a huge difference, just based on your location within the city!

To get the absolute most totality possible, you’ll need to be at the centerline of the path. That centerline in the area passes from Hillsboro through Ennis, then to Kaufman and on to Sulphur Springs. These cities all get at least 4m20s of totality!



What will I see on eclipse day?

Though not right on the centerline, the downtown area will still get a very respectable 3m45s of totality!

However, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection 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.

When will the eclipse happen?


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

Totality will happen just before 1:41pm CDT.

If you’re downtown, you’ll see about 3m 45s of totality, which is very respectable.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

No matter whether you’re in the path or not, please 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.

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 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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