Additional flight from Texas to view solar eclipse added by Delta

Flight offered after another from Texas to Detroit that will be in the path of totality sold out.

(AP Photo/Don Ryan, File) (Don Ryan, AP2009)

For those gearing up for the solar eclipse on April 8 and want a different viewpoint, then there are unique ones from the air that have been offered.

On Monday, Delta announced it will offer a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Detroit that will allow passengers to fly through the eclipse’s path of totality. The flight is scheduled to leave at 12:30 p.m. CT and arrive in Detroit at 4:20 ET at the same time as another flight from Austin, Texas, to Detroit, Michigan, that will also go through the path of totality.

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The flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Detroit was offered because the one from Austin to Detroit, which will depart at 12:15 CT, sold out.

The aircraft being used offers bigger windows for passengers to get a better view of the eclipse.

There are five other flights that will offer views of the eclipse. They are:

  • Detroit (DTW) to Westchester, New York (HPN), departing at 2:59 p.m. ET.
  • Los Angeles (LAX) to Dallas (DFW), departing at 8:40 a.m. PT.
  • Los Angeles (LAX) to San Antonio (SAT), departing at 9:00 a.m. PT.
  • Salt Lake City (SLC) to San Antonio (SAT), departing at 10:08 a.m. MT.
  • Salt Lake City (SLC) to Austin (AUS), departing at 9:55 a.m. MT.

The United States, Canada and Mexico is bracing for a solar eclipse that will be the first total solar eclipse to be visible in Canada since 1979, the first in Mexico since 1991 and the first in the United States since 2017.

The next time such an eclipse will be visible in the contiguous United States will be Aug. 23, 2044.

A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking the view of the sun from the earth.

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