Solar Eclipse in Texas: Where to Get Glasses & Where to Watch

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Monday’s solar eclipse will be rolling through Texas in the late morning hours. Although the Lone Star State is not in the “zone of totality” — areas in which there will be total darkness as the sun will be eclipsed in full — Texas residents will still be able to see a partial eclipse.

A variety of stores, including Target and 7-Eleven, have been selling solar eclipse glasses, but many have sold out of their stock by now. If you would like to view the eclipse and have not yet purchased eclipse-viewing glasses, you can head to one of the libraries listed below, where solar eclipse glasses will be available for use during the event.

You can also make your own box and pinhole projector at home.

The next solar eclipse that will be visible in Texas will be on April 8, 2024. Below you will find lists of eclipse-related information for Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Fort Worth.


Dallas, Texas

Time: 11:40 a.m. – 2:39 p.m.
Peak time: 1:09 p.m.
Libraries with free glasses (to borrow while supplies last): North Oak Cliff Library, Mountain View College Library
Viewing parties: Perot Museum of Nature and ScienceFrontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field
Best places to view on your own: White Rock Lake at Winfrey Point, Bachman Lake at the Pavilion, Kiest Park

Houston, Texas

Time: 11:46 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Peak time:
 1:16 p.m.
Libraries with free glasses (to borrow while supplies last): La Porte Branch LibraryCrosby Branch Library
Viewing parties: Space Center Houston, Levy Park
Best places to view on your own: Mason Park

Austin, Texas

Time: 11:41 a.m. and 2:39 p.m.
Peak time: 1:10 p.m.
Libraries with free glasses (to borrow while supplies last): Round Rock Public LibraryPflugerville Public LibraryBuda Public Library
Viewing parties: Azul Rooftop Pool Bar + Lounge (click to register), Prete Plaza
Best places to view on your own: Barton Springs Municipal Pool, Balcones District Park

San Antonio, Texas

Time: 11:40 a.m. – 2:38 p.m.
Peak time:
1:09 p.m.
Libraries with free glasses (to borrow while supplies last): San Antonio Public Library, Leon Valley Public Library
Viewing parties: The Scobee Planetarium, Chuy’s Blackout 2017,
Best places to view on your own: Guadalupe River State Park, Lockhart State Park

Fort Worth, Texas

Time: 11:39 a.m – 2:38 p.m.
Peak time:
 1:08 p.m.
Libraries with free glasses (to borrow while supplies last): Haltom City Library, Bedford Library
Viewing parties: The Plaza at Sundance SquareFort Worth Museum of Science & History
Best place to view on your own: Jefferson Davis Park, Mallard Cove Park