The city of Dallas, Texas, will be able to see a partial solar eclipse today. Although Dallas is not in the “zone of totality,” many areas in the city will be able to see a good portion of the sun covered by the moon beginning at 11:40 a.m. local time.
ECLIPSE TIME: For those viewing the eclipse in Dallas, you can start to see the moon cross in front of the sun at 11:40 a.m. The eclipse will last approximately two hours and 59 minutes. The peak time for viewing the eclipse in Dallas is at 1:09 p.m. At this time, the moon will cover the sun the most in your area. The eclipse will be completely over at approximately 2:39 p.m.
WEATHER: The weather in Dallas is sunny today, with mostly clear skies providing ideal conditions to view the eclipse this morning and into this afternoon.
BEST PLACES TO WATCH ECLIPSE: You can watch the eclipse at the North Oak Cliff Library or the Mountain View College Library. Both locations have solar eclipse glasses that you can borrow to see the event. Viewing parties in Dallas are happening at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field. If you have protective eyewear and you want to head out to see the solar eclipse on your own, try heading to White Rock Lake at Winfrey Point, Bachman Lake at the Pavilion or Kiest Park.
THE NEXT ECLIPSE: If you missed today’s solar eclipse or if you simply can’t wait for the next one, the state of Texas will be in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat on April 8, 2024. The zone of totality will actually pass right through the Lone Star State during that solar eclipse. You can see the path of the 2017 solar eclipse and the path of the solar eclipse slated for 2024 in the map below.
For a list of solar eclipses that have been visible in Dallas, Texas, in the 20th and 21st centuries, click here.