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Best Times to View the Solar Eclipse in the Texas Hill Country

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If skies are clear on Monday, August 21, 2017, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Hill Country. Depending on where exactly you’re at, you will see 60% to 70% of the sun covered by the moon. If you want to view this celestial event, be sure to pick up a pair of UV-filtered glasses. Viewing an eclipse without proper protection can result in permanent vision loss.

Here are the times to look up on Monday afternoon for locations across the Hill Country.

Mason/Junction
Begins: 11:38 am
Max: 1:05 pm
Ends: 2:35 pm

Fredericksburg/Llano
Begins: 11:39 am
Max: 1:07 pm
Ends: 2:37 pm

Burnet/Blanco
Begins: 11:40 am
Max: 1:08 pm
Ends: 2:38 pm

San Antonio/New Braunfels
Begins: 11:40 am
Max: 1:09 pm
Ends: 2:38 pm

Austin/Round Rock/Cedar Park/Georgetown/San Marcos
Begins: 11:41 am
Max: 1:10 pm
Ends: 2:39 pm

If you’re excited about this year, all of these locations fall in the path of totality for the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

References:
Vox
NASA