ONCE IN A
APRIL 8 2024
We're getting ready for the Total Solar Eclipse
The 2024 Solar Eclipse Committee predicts Corsicana will be a spectacular location to view this once in a lifetime event for thousands of people who will travel to Texas to witness it. The goal of the Solar Eclipse Committee is to provide information on viewing locations, events, services and accommodations for all who attend.
A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon, in its orbit around the Earth, crosses and covers the face of the Sun completely for a short period of time. Due to the motion of the Moon and rotation of the Earth, the Moon’s shadow tracks quickly across the Earth’s surface over the course of a few hours.
Total solar eclipse of 21 August 2017 - Universetoday.com
A small town with lots of charm and history.
Corsicana, Texas is the ideal location to view the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse—one hour south of Dallas, and one hour east of Waco on Interstate 45 and State Highway 31. Corsicana has many locations from which to choose to experience the Total Solar Eclipse. Come early for the weekend celebration!
OCTOBER 23 - CORSICANA PALACE THEATRE
Fred Espenak is a retired NASA astrophysicist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center where he worked with infrared spectrometers to probe the atmospheres of the planets. He is also known as "Mr. Eclipse" because of his work on predicting and observing solar eclipses. He has written over a dozen books on eclipses including his most recent "Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21." Espenak also runs 3 web sites on eclipse predictions (www.EclipseWise.com), eclipse photography (www.MrEclipse.com), and astrophotography (www.AstroPixels.com).
Over the past 50 years he has witnessed 29 total eclipses of the Sun. In 2003, the International Astronomical Union honored Espenak by naming asteroid 14120 after him. Espenak now lives in Portal, Arizona where he operates Bifrost Astronomical Observatory.
With this once in a lifetime viewing of the Total Solar Eclipse, our community is coming together to offer the best options to learn, see and experience this amazing event.
We’re looking for volunteers to coordinate the events surrounding the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.
DIRECTOR OF TOURISM FOR THE
CITY OF CORSICANA
"The 2024 Total Solar Eclipse is a rare experience that visitors can enjoy while in charming Corsicana. From our beautiful parks, historic downtown, and several attractions, we can't wait to host for you. Corsicana is the perfect viewing location here you can not only come for the totality, but stay for the charm!"