About the Eclipse


About the Eclipse On April 8, 2024, we will have the privilege of witnessing a rare celestial event—the total solar eclipse. Sulphur Springs, Texas, holds a prime position for observing with a duration of approximately 4m 20.7s of totality. 

Why Sulphur Springs? Sulphur Springs is proud to be among the top 10 viewing locations according to Astronomy.com. Our city’s strategic location offers prime conditions for witnessing this cosmic spectacle. Nestled amidst nature’s splendor, Sulphur Springs provides expansive open spaces, clear skies, and minimal light pollution, ensuring a remarkable viewing experience.

Explore Sulphur Springs While you anticipate the main event, immerse yourself in the charm and allure of Sulphur Springs.  Take a leisurely stroll through our picturesque downtown, where you can discover unique boutiques,  local cuisine, and engage with our friendly community.

FAQs: Total Eclipse

1. What is a total solar eclipse? A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon aligns precisely between the Earth and the sun, fully obscuring the sun’s disk and casting a shadow on Earth. This extraordinary event creates a surreal atmosphere as the sky darkens, stars become visible, and the sun’s corona—a faint, wispy outer layer—shimmers in the darkness.

2. When will the total solar eclipse occur in Sulphur Springs? The 2024 Solar Eclipse in Sulphur Springs is scheduled to take place on April 8, 2024. The duration of totality, when the sun is completely hidden, will last for a remarkable 4 minutes and 21 seconds, beginning at 1:42 p.m. and ending at 1:47 p.m., offering an unforgettable experience for all who gather to witness it. The partial eclipse will begin at 12:25 p.m. and will end at 3:05 p.m. 

3. Is it safe to observe a solar eclipse? It’s crucial to observe a solar eclipse safely to protect your eyes. Never look directly at the sun during the partial phases of the eclipse. Utilize specially designed solar viewing glasses or eclipse filters to safeguard your eyes while experiencing this celestial marvel. You can remove your glasses during the 4 minutes and 21 seconds that the sun is completely covered.

4. Are there any events or activities planned around the eclipse? Absolutely! In anticipation of this celestial spectacle, Sulphur Springs will be hosting a range of events and activities to enhance your eclipse experience. Stay tuned to our website for updates on workshops, educational programs, guided eclipse tours, and community celebrations designed to make your visit truly unforgettable.