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Whether you're planning your visit or are a community member eager to contribute to this memorable event, this guide is designed to answer your questions and provide valuable insights. Prepare to be part of a celestial phenomenon, and let the journey into the wonders of the cosmos begin!


For Visitors


For Community Members

For Visitors

General Information:

  • Q: When is the Total Solar Eclipse in Corsicana?

  • A: The Total Solar Eclipse in Corsicana is expected to occur on April 8, 2024 starting at approximately 1:40 p.m.

  • Q: What makes Corsicana a great place to view the Total Solar Eclipse?

  • A: Corsicana offers a prime viewing location due to its location - one hour south of Dallas and one hour east of Waco on Interstate 45 and State Highway 31,.

  • Q: Are there any organized events for the eclipse?

  • A: Yes, there will be various events and activities scheduled throughout Corsicana to enhance your eclipse experience. Check our event schedule for details.

  • Q: Where are the best places to view the eclipse in Corsicana?

  • A: Recommended viewing locations include the IOOF Park, Lake Halbert, Stuart J. Beebe Athletic Complex, Purdon Groves, and more.

Travel and Accommodation:

  • Q: How can I get to Corsicana?

  • A: Corsicana is accessible by motorized vehicles. Consider booking your transportation in advance.

  • Q: Are there accommodations available in Corsicana?​

  • A: Yes, Corsicana has a range of hotels, motels, and other lodging options. Make sure to book your accommodation early due to the increased number of visitors.

Eclipse Safety:

  • Q: Is it safe to look directly at the eclipse?

  • A: No, it is never safe to look directly at the sun without proper eye protection. Use certified solar viewing glasses to protect your eyes.

  • Q: Where can I purchase solar viewing glasses?

  • A: Solar viewing glasses will be available at various local retailers and event locations. Check the official eclipse website for a list of authorized vendors.

  • Q: Can I use my smartphone to take pictures of the eclipse?

  • A: Yes, but make sure to use solar filters on your camera or smartphone lens. Regular cameras and smartphones are not safe for direct solar viewing.

Community Involvement:

  • Q: How can I respect the local community during my visit?

  • A: Respect local customs, follow posted guidelines, and be mindful of the environment. Dispose of trash responsibly.

For Community Members


  1. General Information:

  • Q: How can I prepare my business for the influx of visitors?

  • A: Stock up on supplies, ensure sufficient staff, and consider any special promotions or events for visitors.

  • Q: Are there any road closures or traffic considerations during the eclipse?

  • A: Check local announcements for any planned road closures or traffic diversions. Inform visitors in advance.

  • Q: How can I contribute to the safety of the community during the eclipse?

  • A: Stay informed about safety guidelines, assist visitors with information, and report any issues to local authorities.

  • Q: Are there volunteer opportunities for community members during the eclipse?

  • A: Yes, consider volunteering for eclipse-related events or support services. Contact for details.

  • Q: How can I promote local attractions and businesses to visitors?

  • A: Use social media, collaborate with local social media pages (Instagram: @corsicanamainstreet + @corsicanatx and Facebook: Corsicana Main Street + City of Corsicana) and create special promotions to showcase what Corsicana has to offer.

Gain insights into what to expect during this spectacular celestial event. If you're a landowner interested in offering parking spaces for eclipse viewing or if you manage a parking lot at a church or local business and need to submit a viewing form, please explore our Community Page for detailed information and necessary forms. We're here to guide you through the process and make your eclipse experience truly unforgettable.
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