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Torreon, 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 Torreon area in Coahuila, Mexico. 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 Torreon area in Coahuila, Mexico. 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 Torreon

As totality passes deeper into Mexico, the centerline enters Coahuila at a spot just west of Torreon. This city lies deep in the path, and is therefore an excellent place to see totality!

Where can I see the total eclipse?

In this location, the path is heading generally northeast. This means that if you’re northeast or southwest of Torreón proper, you should be fine. Moving away from the centerline toward the southeast will give you less totality.

Torreon is close to the centerline, so it’s not really necessary to travel far to get even more time in the shadow. If you have good weather, anywhere in town will be a fine place to watch the eclipse from. If you want even more time in the shadow, you can head up route 49 to the northwest, toward Bermejillo. The centerline crosses this road almost directly at its intersection with 49D, and you’ll see an extra 14 seconds of totality there!

How far can you travel up road 49 and still be in the path? It would be best not to be too much farther northwest than the intersection of 49 with 44, near Ceballos. That location will see 1m 54s, and it’s only about 6km inside the northern limit of the path.

South of the city, the town of Nazas, Durango is not only on the centerline, but it is near the point of Greatest Eclipse. This point is mostly of interest to scientists, because everyone in this area near the centerline will enjoy those same 14 additional seconds of totality. That’s a lot more time to enjoy the eclipse!

The path of totality stretches east of Torreon all the way to Viesca. If you are there, then you might want to consider heading west on route 82 if you can, just to get a bit more time in the shadow.


What will I see on eclipse day?

Because Torreon is so well situated, if you leave town you’re only going to get less time in the shadow. If you have to escape clouds, then see the map above for other great options. There are plenty of great places you should be able to watch the eclipse from!

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!

Torreon is very well-placed, and will be an excellent place to see totality!

The total eclipse begins just before 1:17pm CDT, and people in the downtown area will see about 4m 13s 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 Torreon area.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

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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.


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.

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

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