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Total Solar Eclipse:

Countdown to Totality


Total Solar Eclipse - Monday, April 8, 2024

Anyone within the path of totality can see the total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. Johnson City is in the path of totality for the total solar eclipse, meaning the moon will completely block out the sun for 4 minutes beginning at 1:35 p.m.

• Partial Eclipse Begins: 12:16 p.m.
• Totality Begins: 1:35 - 1:39 p.m.
• Partial Eclipse Ends: 2:57 p.m.

How Can You See It?

You never want to look directly at the sun without appropriate protection except during totality. That could severely hurt your eyes. However, there are many ways to safely view an eclipse of the sun including direct viewing – which requires some type of filtering device, and indirect viewing where you project an image of the sun onto a screen. Both methods should produce clear images of the partial phase of an eclipse. Click here for eclipse viewing techniques and safety.

What Should I Be Thinking About?

Businesses, residents, and visitors have many important decisions to consider in preparing for the eclipses. Transportation access will be limited near and on the date of the eclipses. Availability of goods and services will be impacted.  Greater volumes of visitors to Johnson City and the region also create a reason to begin planning early.

Hosting a Viewing Site?

Over 200,000 visitors are expected in Blanco County for the total solar eclipse. If you are hosting an event for the eclipse, please register your event to help Emergency Management and Emergency Services (Fire/EMS/Law Enforcement) plan how best to serve you throughout this event. By registering, you will also receive official updates as Blanco County prepares for this event. 

Please click HERE to register for your event.

Johnson City Businesses

Local Businesses - Please CLICK HERE to fill out a short survey about your plans for the Total Solar Eclipse.

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