San Antonio Solar Eclipse

San Antonio Solar Eclipse

San Antonio Solar Eclipse 2024

Get ready for a spectacular astronomical phenomenon. Scientists and astronomers predict a total solar eclipse to grace Earth in April 2024, and its path travels across the U.S. You could view the solar eclipse in 2024 while staying in San Antonio.

What Is a Total Eclipse?

There are two types of eclipses: solar and lunar. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and Earth. When it happens, it can be a total or annular eclipse. The one projected for 2024 is a total eclipse, in which the moon completely covers the sun.

The tilt of the Earth and the location of the sun and moon determines how often people will see total eclipses. They typically happen about every 18 months, but the conditions mentioned above make it so that eclipses follow a specific path. Some areas of the world may see one total eclipse and then not have the chance to see another one until 20, 30 or even 100 years later. The time spans between each total eclipse makes the phenomenon extremely rare.

For instance, there was a total eclipse in April 2023, but only parts of Antarctica, Southeast Asia and Australia had visibility. The solar eclipse coming in April 2024 will only be viewable in North America. After that, the next total eclipse you could see from the United States will happen in 2044.

How to Best View the San Antonio Eclipse

Scientists predict that the total solar eclipse will start near the west side of Mexico and work its way diagonally up North America into the United States and Canada. The path the eclipse follows moves through Texas as one of its first locations after Mexico. If you want to witness the total solar eclipse in San Antonio, you will need to be in the northwestern part of the city.

The eclipse's path of totality will envelop San Antonio's northwestern side in darkness for a few minutes. While experiencing the total eclipse, you may even see the sun's corona — the outermost part of the sun's atmosphere. If you are outside the path of totality, you can still see the eclipse, but it will not have the full effect.

Ensure you have protective eclipse glasses to keep your eyes safe while looking at the sun.

Stay at San Antonio / Alamo KOA Holiday

Prepare to have the experience of a lifetime while in San Antonio. Ensure you have a place to stay for the 2024 San Antonio total solar eclipse. Book your stay at San Antonio / Alamo KOA Holiday today!

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