Killeen Eclipse 2024

Eclipse Over Central Texas

Experience the 2024 solar eclipse in Killeen!

The City of Killeen is partnering with the Central Texas College Mayborn Science Theater for the Solar Eclipse Over Central Texas event. Visit their site here and you can view their schedule of events below in the FAQs.

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For information on watch parties, hotel accommodations, and eclipse data, please visit our Killeen Convention and Visitor’s Bureau by clicking here

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The next solar eclipse will occur directly over Killeen. The event is not until Monday, April 8, 2024, BUT this only happens a few times in a lifetime, so you don’t want to miss it!

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As you can see, this phenomena will happen at 1:36p.m. in Killeen for a duration of 4 minutes and 16 seconds— one of the longest events in the state!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The optimal time of visibility is at 1:36p.m. in Killeen for a duration of 4 minutes and 16 seconds.

  • It is recommended that solar eclipse glasses have an ISO 12312-2 Safety standard if used. Residents can also contact Central Texas College’s Mayborn Science Center and Planetarium for best advice on proper eyewear for this upcoming solar eclipse.
  • Looking directly at the sun is unsafe, except during the brief time that the moon entirely blocks the Sun
  • The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe.
  •  If you normally wear eyeglasses, keep them on. Put your eclipse glasses on over them, or hold your handheld viewer in front of them.
  •  Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.
typesWhat is an eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun and the moon blocks the sun for a viewer on earth.  During a total eclipse, the moon lines up perfectly to fully obscure the sun, resulting in "totality"; in a partial eclipse, the moon and the sun are not perfectly aligned and only part of the sun is blocked; and during an annular eclipse, alignment is perfect but the moon is too far away from he earth to completely obscure the sun.  The fact that total solar eclipse is visible from earth only along a very narrow path for just a few short minutes makes totality one of nature's rarest events.

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