San Antonians prepare to watch solar eclipse within city limits

Half of San Antonio is in the path of totality

SAN ANTONIO – While thousands of people are heading to the Hill Country to try and get the best seat for the total eclipse, you don’t have to leave San Antonio to get the full experience.

Several people are making plans to get just within the path of totality.

Read: Here’s what to expect during the April 8 eclipse if you’re NOT in the path of totality

“I’m gonna be with my family, and we’re going to watch it at my parents’ house,” said resident Desiree Piña. “I’m just going to make, like, a lunch out of it. Took the day off.”

“I work from home, luckily,” said Kristopher Duran, who lives in the Stone Oak area. “So, I’ll be watching it from the backyard.”

For the true eclipse experience -- every second and mile matters.

If you are in the path of totality, the sky will turn dark and it will be safe to remove eye protection for the period mentioned in the map.

INTERACTIVE MAP: April 2024 total solar eclipse path

Despite a less-than-ideal forecast, totality seekers aren’t letting it cloud their plans.

ECLIPSE FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, hoping for breaks in low clouds

“We have some, like, wine that’s like, moon-themed,” said Duran. “So probably buy some of that out and have some, you know, hopefully we’ll be able to see it pretty good.

About the Authors

Daniela Ibarra joined the KSAT News team in July 2023. This isn’t her first time in the KSAT newsroom– the San Antonio native spent the summer of 2017 as an intern. Daniela is a proud Mean Green alum, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas.

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