For Corsicana, the total solar eclipse will begin at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Monday, April 8, as our city enters the shadow of the moon. For the next 4 minutes and 10 seconds, the city of Corsicana will bathe in the dim light of the Sun’s corona (its outer atmosphere), stars will appear in the sky, and city lights will come on as if it is nightfall. For over 4 minutes, people here will experience one of nature’s most unique events, described as the Super Bowl of astronomical events, and one that will not occur here again until November 15, 2077.
On October 14, 2023, there will be an annular eclipse (a ringed eclipse where the Moon doesn’t completely cover the face of the Sun) that will cross Texas in the opposite direction of our eclipse – only seven months earlier, as a preview of what’s to come. (there is probably a graph out there that shows this path)
In 2017, the length of totality was an average of 2 minutes along the path. In 2024, the shadow cast by the Moon will be much larger resulting in a length of totality just over 4 minutes on average along the path. During the 2017 eclipse event, remote communities in the path received visitors at tremendously increased levels when compared to normal tourism levels. Plan on booking your hotel stay early.
The Last | The Future
Next Total Solar Eclipse will not be in the US until Aug 12, 2045.
AUGUST 21, 2017
The last total solar eclipse in the U.S. occurred Aug. 21, 2017, and it was seen by millions as it crossed the country from Oregon to South Carolina. Prior to that, the last total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. was in 1979.
APRIL 8, 2024
The upcoming total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8, as our city enters the shadow of the moon. For over 4 minutes, people here will experience one of nature’s most unique events.