Texas Solar Eclipse 2024

Texas Solar Eclipse 2024

On Monday, April 8, the Texas solar eclipse 2024. will appear over the north Texas metroplex. Texas will see an influx of millions of people.

All of the north Texas metroplex will see a total solar eclipse. As many of you may already know, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon completely blocks the sun, creating the “Ring of Fire.” Total solar eclipses happen over any specific location about every 375 years. The last total solar eclipse anywhere in Texas happened in 1900. Texas has been dubbed the best state to view the 2024 total eclipse because of our weather and development. As a result, Texas will see a large number of people coming here to see this rare, natural phenomenon. Warning: Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury. A crowd uses handheld solar viewers and solar eclipse glasses to safely view a solar eclipse.

Texas Solar Eclipse 2024
Total Solar Eclipse

State and county emergency management teams tell us North Texas alone will see an influx of well over 1 million people. Hotels throughout North Texas have reported they are completely booked for this event. The predicted result will be severe traffic congestion as people jockey for prime viewing positions, overloaded cell tower services, and strained emergency response infrastructure.

We are told that areas in the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse saw highways and rural routes shut down for hours. Cars ran out of gas and were stranded. Accidents multiplied without emergency response. Hospitals were overwhelmed with incidents.

The Texas School Safety Center cautions school districts to consider whether to have school—especially districts within the path of totality. Burleson ISD is in that path. We cannot in good conscience put our young drivers and buses onto the roads given what is being predicted. The risk is too great that accidents will happen, vehicles will be stranded, and emergency services will be overwhelmed.

Best Places to see the Texas Solar Eclipse 2024

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A solar eclipse will be visible in a path across North America on Monday, April 8, 2024, from Mexico to the US and Canada. This is a rare opportunity to watch the moon block out the sun. After this event, the next total solar eclipse over the U.S. will not happen for another 20 years.

But it’s important to remember that the rays of the sun can be destructive to your vision, so keep your eyes safe when viewing the eclipse with these tips from the National Eye Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the largest funder of vision research.

“Watching an eclipse can be fun, but never look directly at the sun. You can seriously damage the retina and even be permanently blinded,” said Chantal Cousineau-Krieger, M.D., a staff ophthalmologist at NEI’s Consult Service. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye that sends signals to your brain, enabling vision.  How to Watch an Eclipse Safely

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