Upcoming Solar Eclipse Celebrations

What eclipses are, how and when you can view them, and more.

☀ The 2024 Great American Eclipse Party

Celebrate at Lowell Observatory!

Details coming soon, but you’ll be sure to find:

– Special Science Talks
– Food Trucks
– Solar Viewing Glasses
– Scavenger Hunt
Plus more!

Family at 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Madras

Total Solar Eclipse | April 8, 2024

What is a Total Solar Eclipse?

Total solar eclipses occur when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. This creates a visually dramatic celestial display for those located in the path of totality.

How to View the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024. It will be visible over the US, Mexico, and Canada. Texas is an ideal location for viewing this rare celestial display, as it lies directly in the middle of the eclipse’s path of totality.

To see if you live along the path of totality and when the best time to view it will be, check out the ‘When and Where’ map on NASA’s website, linked below. During an total solar eclipse, it is never safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing. If you plan on viewing the eclipse in person, be sure to review these safety guidelines on the NASA website to prepare for April 8, 2024.

2024 Total Solar Eclipse - When and Where

☀ Eclipse Over Texas - Live from Waco

Celebrate With Us in Waco, or Online!

Monday, April 08, 2024 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Lowell Observatory is teaming up with the City of Waco, Baylor University, and Discovery on a public event, Eclipse Over Texas 2024. This will include an onsite celebration at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium in Waco, as well as virtual programming that people around the world may view.

Eclipse Over Texas: Live from Waco will consist of presentations by astronomers and science educators, interactive activities, and safe telescope viewing of the Sun as it progresses through the eclipse. The partial phase of the solar eclipse will begin at 12:20 pm CDT, as seen from Waco, Texas. The Sun’s surface will gradually be covered until totality begins at 1:38 pm CDT. This will last for four minutes and 13 seconds, after which the Sun will begin its gradual move out of the Moon’s shadow, ending at 2 pm CDT. Get your tickets now!

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Tune into our YouTube channel for live coverage of this event on 04/08/2024!