Solar Eclipse 2024
THE GREAT TEXAS SOLAR ECLIPSE - APRIL 8, 2024
On Monday April 8th, 2024, residents of the USA will be able to view a total solar eclipse (similar to the one that occurred in 2017). This time, the track of the eclipse goes diagonally across Texas beginning in the Rio Grande valley and ending in the northeast corner of the state (then proceeding towards the northeastern states).
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENT @ THE PLANETARIUM
Navarro College’s Planetarium - located within the Cook Education Center - will present an expanded schedule of presentations during the weeks leading up to the event as well as play host to a total solar eclipse event on April 8, 2024. We’ll have solar eclipse glasses for sale (free solar viewers will be available for Navarro College students, faculty, and staff while supplies last), solar viewing stations setup, a special presentation inside our planetarium, and much more. Please stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the event.
WHEN AND WHERE TO SEE IT!
The following sites provide detailed maps showing the path of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse:
This amazing Total Solar Eclipse will be visible to everyone in Bulldog Country! The last time there was a solar eclipse in this region was back on July 29, 1878 (68 years before Navarro College was founded!). The next solar eclipse for Bulldog Country will be on November 15, 2077 so you don't want to miss this one in 2024! Here are the times for the event for each campus location of Navarro College in chronological order by time on Monday April 8, 2024:
|Location (TX)||Duration of Totality||Partial Begins||Full Begins||Maximum||Full Ends||Partial Ends|
|Mexia||3 min, 21 sec||12:21:42 pm||1:39:45 pm||1:41:25 pm||1:43:06 pm||3:01:54 pm|
|Midlothian||4 min, 6 sec||12:22:26 pm||1:39:47 pm||1:41:50 pm||1:43:53 pm||3:02:02 pm|
|Waxahachie||4 min, 19 sec||12:22:28 pm||1:39:46 pm||1:41:55 pm||1:44:05 pm||3:02:09 pm|
|Corsicana||4 min, 9 sec||12:22:28 pm||1:40:00 pm||1:42:05 pm||1:44:09 pm||3:02:24 pm|
You can use the following page to search for your town in order to find out if you will be able to view the eclipse from there and how long it will last: Time & Date
If you are interested in visiting Bulldog Country to view the eclipse, the following sites provide information regarding local accommodations and events.
- Corsicana Chamber of Commerce
- Mexia Chamber of Commerce
- Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce
- Midlothian Chamber of Commerce
For a list of upcoming solar eclipses (including full, partial, and annular) check out this page. Time & Date = Upcoming Eclipse Lists