This tool can compute the last or next time for a solar eclipse at any location in the world

After the April 8 eclipse, San Antonio is in the path of 38 partial solar eclipses in the next 100 years

A partial solar eclipse is seen through the cloud over Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2023. A rare solar eclipse will cross over remote parts of Australia, Indonesia and East Timor on Thursday. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) (Tatan Syuflana, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

If it feels like people are making a big deal out of the April 8 solar eclipse, it’s for good reason.

San Antonio won’t see another total solar eclipse until 2343 and the next annular eclipse won’t be until 2294.

That’s not to say we won’t have ANY solar eclipses in San Antonio in our lifetime — we’re in the path of 38 partial eclipses in the next 100 years.

KSAT Meteorologist Justin Horne talked to a UTSA astrophysicist about how scientists predict eclipses. (Basically, it’s a lot of math.)

Thankfully, we don’t have to do those calculations ourselves.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has created a JavaScript Solar Eclipse Explorer that can compute every solar eclipse from any city in the past or the future, between 1499 BC and the year 3000.

You can search based on a city name or by using the latitude and longitude coordinates.

According to the calculations, San Antonio’s next solar eclipse of any kind will be a partial solar eclipse on Jan. 26, 2028, when just .16 of the sun will be eclipsed starting before sunrise until about 8:54 a.m.

Click here for the link.

On April 8, the northwest quadrant of San Antonio will experience a 100% eclipse of the sun, also known as totality, while the rest of the city will experience about 99.9%.

(**What we can see depends on the weather. Early forecasts for San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country are showing we could be under some clouds.**)

2024 Eclipse event times for downtown San Antonio:

  • Eclipse start time: 12:14 p.m.
  • Peak time: 1:27 p.m. - 1:49 p.m.
  • Eclipse end time: 2:55 p.m.

As your official Eclipse Authority station, KSAT will have everything you need to enjoy the spectacular event, including multiple livestreams from different parts of the region on the big day. KSAT meteorologists, anchors and reporters will be in full force in each location.

You can watch the live coverage on KSAT 12,, KSAT+, the KSAT Weather and News apps, and in this article.

From noon to 2 p.m., you can choose the angle you’d like to watch the eclipse from these locations:

  • A dedicated feed showing the entire eclipse
  • Fredericksburg
  • Boerne
  • Kerrville
  • Elementary school watch party on Northwest Side of San Antonio
  • The Rock at La Cantera

Pick one, switch back and forth, or watch KSAT’s broadcast featuring segments from each location.

Here’s a list of some other eclipse articles on KSAT:

About the Author

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.

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