SAN ANTONIO – If you live in San Antonio and were bummed you only got to see 61 percent of Monday’s eclipse, no need to worry because you’ll be able to view a total solar eclipse in seven years -- on April 8, 2024.
Texas has seen its fair share of partial solar eclipses but never been on the direct path of the phenomenon, according to Heavy.com.
However, in 2024, the Lone Star state will finally be added in the history books when San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth will get to experience temporary total darkness during the peak of the solar eclipse.
Four generations of family taking in the partial eclipse today. Already looking forward to the next one in Texas in 2024! pic.twitter.com/3iSPh9iydA— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) August 21, 2017
Northern parts of Bexar County will be in the 100 percent “zone of totality” with prime towns Boerne, Kerrville and Fredericksburg almost perfectly positioned to see the moon completely block out the sun, according to timeanddate.com.
In April 2024, the solar eclipse will travel from Mexico to Texas to Maine, with 13 states in the path of totality, one less than Monday’s eclipse.
The start time for the 2024 eclipse in San Antonio will be around 10:42 a.m., with the maximum coverage around 1:17 p.m. and the end roughly at 3:52 p.m.
Expect KSAT.com and KSAT-12 to once again provide complete coverage online and on-air of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.
Let the countdown begin and make sure to keep your official KSAT eclipse glasses nearby!
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