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Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico

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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 Piedras Negras area in Coahuila. 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 Piedras Negras area in Coahuila. 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 Piedras Negras

The path of totality reaches the U.S-Mexican border at Piedras Negras. This city is almost exactly on the centerline, so everyone here will be treated to lots of totality! Going to the exact centerline will only give you about three seconds more time in the shadow, so you can safely view the eclipse from anywhere in Piedras Negras.

The eclipse happens at different times in different locations. Use the slider on the map above to show you when totality will happen as the eclipse passes through the Piedras Negras area.

Where can I see the total eclipse?

If you do want to squeeze out those few extra seconds, then you’ll want to be as far northeast as you can get, up to the point where road 2 takes its big turn to the North at the Pemex encampment. If you’re on the US side, the centerline crosses US277 at the airport on the radar base northwest of town.

If you’re south of Piedras Negras, then the towns of Morelos and Zaragoza on Calle 29 are good places to watch the eclipse from. But since the entire area is so firmly within the path, you’ll be OK from other locations as well: Sabinas, Guerrero, San Carlos on the Mexican side; and Uvalde and Brackettville in Texas.

If you are in Del Rio or Acuna, you will still see a respectable 3m 24s of totality. But again, if you want to maximize your time in the shadow, better head southeast toward the centerline!



What will I see on eclipse day?

The downtown area will see 4m 24s of totality, so we’d recommend finding a good spot clear of clouds, and enjoy the show!

When will the eclipse happen?

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

Piedras Negras and the neighboring border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, are excellent places to see totality!

The big event happens just about 1:27:30pm CDT, and people in the downtown area will see almost four and a half minutes of totality!

(Please note that Coahuila begins Daylight Saving Time on April 7 – the day before the eclipse! Make sure you have your clocks moved ahead an hour to CDT on eclipse day!)

The eclipse happens at different times in different locations. Use the slider on the map above to show you when totality will happen as the eclipse passes through the Piedras Negras / Eagle Pass area.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

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.


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!


You can also 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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