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Texarkana, Texas/Arkansas, USA

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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 Texarkana area in Texas and Arkansas. 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 Texarkana area in Texas and Arkansas. 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 Texarkana

Texarkana is in the path of totality, though it is very near the southern edge of the path. This means that from one side of town to the other, the eclipse experience will be very different. If you are wanting to maximize your time in the shadow, you’ll want to be as far to the northwest as you can be.

Where can I see the total eclipse?

Because of Texarkana’s location in the path, it’s very important to understand that the farther north and west you go, the more totality you’ll see. So for example, at the intersection of I-30 and I-369, totality will last about 2m 47s. Whereas east of town, where I-49 and US 151 come together, there will only be about 2m 5s in the shadow. That’s a big difference for such a small distance!

What this also means, though, is that no matter where you are in town, you’ll see totality! How far east can you go and still be in the path? Well, you don’t want to be too far into Arkansas. Genoa is basically at the southern path limit, and Fouke is not in the path at all. Here, you’d never be able to see the corona or the cool effects of totality, because you’re not in the path. You have to leave your eclipse glasses on all the time!

Heading toward the west or northwest, you’ll get more totality the farther you go – within reason! For example, folks in Clarksville, Bogata or Sulphur Springs will get 4m 20s in the shadow. Those few extra seconds are a big deal, and you’ll be glad to have them on eclipse day!


What will I see on eclipse day?

It’s true that from locations not in the path there will be sky darkening, some possibly interesting edge effects, and maybe even a bit of corona. However, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use 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.

People in Texarkana should prepare for lots of folks from Shreveport coming up to visit on eclipse day. Shreveport is NOT in the path, and so people wanting to see totality in the Ark-La-Tex will be heading up I-49 or west on I-20 to Tyler. See our blog posts for Shreveport and Tyler for more info on viewing opportunities in these locations.

It will certainly be a good day to be in Texarkana, as the population plays host to potentially thousands of people wanting to experience the total eclipse!


Order eclipse glasses! Remember that even if you are in the path of totality, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection to watch the eclipse. You MUST use your eclipse glasses to observe all the partial phases.

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When will the eclipse happen?


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

The big event happens just before 1:47pm CDT, and in the middle of town, totality lasts for about 2m 28s.

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 Texarkana area.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

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ISO Certification 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. 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!


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 2,200 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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