What is a Solar Eclipse?
A Solar Eclipse happens when the moon passes between the earth and the sun fully, or partially, blocking the view of the sun from the earth. Solar eclipses happen about every 18 months worldwide. A Total Solar Eclipse occurs once about every 375 years in any one given area.
What is an Annular Solar Eclipse?
An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun's center, leaving the Sun's visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon. An Annular Solar Eclipse will take place in Kerrville October 14, 2023.
Do I need glasses for the 2023 and the 2024 eclipse?
Yes! Viewing a solar eclipse requires solar eclipse glasses. Without proper eye protection, viewing a solar eclipse can cause significant damage to your eyes. The 2023 Annular Eclipse will require glasses to view throughout the duration of the eclipse. In 2024, you will need glasses to view the Total Solar Eclipse except for the 4 minutes and 24 seconds of totality.
Where can I get glasses?
The City of Kerrville and the Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau will both have glasses available for sale in early 2023, as well as many other area businesses. We will be updating this information as it is provided to us. If you decide to order glasses online, it is essential that they are ordered from a reputable source.
What to Expect
Where can I stay for the Eclipse?
Hotels and Accommodations are currently taking reservations for October 2023. However, area hotels will not start taking individuals hotel reservations until April of 2023 for the Total Solar Eclipse in 2024. You can find all area accommodation information by going to the Accommodations tab at the top of the page or visiting www.KerrvilleTexasCVB.com/Accommodations