Killeen Eclipse 2024

Experience the 2024 solar eclipse in Killeen!

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
  1. What time will the total solar eclipse be seen in Killeen on April 8, 2024?

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

  1. How many visitors are expected in the city/county leading up to and the day of the day of the eclipse—April 8, 2024?
  1. Is the City of Killeen hosting any Eclipse 2024 Watch Parties?
  1. Will there be safety eyewear/special Eclipse 2024 glasses available?
  1. Will there be additional cell phone towers due to anticipated influx of people?
  1. What advice is there for citizens?
  1. What Advice is there for businesses?
  1. Will schools be closed?
  1. What does this mean for Fort Cavazos?
  1. When will the next total solar eclipse happen?
  1. Are there still hotel accommodations?
  1. What are other organizations doing to prepare?
  1. Eclipse Safety
  • 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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