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ECLIPSE FAQS

Two eclipses are coming to Kerrville in 2023 and 2024! The Annular Eclipse will take place October 14, 2023, and a Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. Kerrville and Ingram will be in the path of complete totality for the 2024 Solar Eclipse and are predicted to have prime totality times, Kerrville with 4 minutes and 24 seconds, and Ingram with 4 minutes and 26 seconds. The Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau is working closely with area officials to plan for the influx of visitors coming to the Hill Country to experience such a historic event.

On October 14, 2023, an annular, or "ring of fire," solar eclipse will trace a narrow path of annularity across eight U.S. states. To experience the annular, or "ring of fire," phase of the 2023 eclipse, you must be located within the narrow path of annularity. Remember that since the Moon never entirely covers the Sun during an annular, or "ring of fire," solar eclipse, you must use special eclipse safety glasses or viewers at all times. Unlike during a total solar eclipse, there is never a time when it's safe to look with unprotected eyes.

The centerline of the eclipse enters Texas at approximately 10:17am CDT, with annularity beginning in that location at about 11:41am CDT. After entering the U.S. in Oregon and traveling approximately 1,375 miles along the centerline in about 25 minutes and 26 seconds at an average speed of 3,245 miles per hour, the Moon's shadow begins the last leg of its journey across America. And with a centerline track of 494 miles, this last leg in Texas is also the longest leg in America, accounting for more than a quarter of the path's total length in the United States.

For more information visit on the 2023 Annular Eclipse visit https://nationaleclipse.com/overview_2023.html

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will carve a narrow path of totality from southwest to northeast across 13 U.S. states. To experience the total phase of the eclipse, you must be located within this narrow path of totality, with the duration of totality lasting the longest at the centerline. The centerline of the eclipse enters Texas, and the U.S., as it crosses the Rio Grande River at the Mexico-U.S. border at approximately 12:10pm CDT, with totality beginning in that location at about 1:27pm CDT.

As it exits Mexico and enters the U.S., traveling through the Texas Hill Country, the eclipse will have already reached its "point of greatest duration," that singular spot along every total solar eclipse centerline where the duration of totality is longer than anywhere else. That point is also the duration of totality "tipping point," meaning that the duration gradually increases along the centerline up until that point and then starts to decrease on the other side. In other words, for the 2024 eclipse, the duration of totality is all downhill in the U.S., with the longest durations in Texas and the shortest in Maine. Therefore, the path of totality in Texas will be considered a prime viewing destination on April 8.

For more information on the 2024 Solar Eclipse visit https://nationaleclipse.com/overview.html

Photo Credit to the Great American Eclipse and to find out more information at www.GreatAmericanEclipse.com

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Are you having an event or plan on hosting a viewing location for the 2024 Eclipse in Kerrville or the Kerr County area? If you so, we want to know about it! Please fill out and submit the form below as we get ready to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event in the Hill Country.
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