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Texas eclipse 2024

Wrangling the Texas moon

Whether you’re planning to travel to the path of totality or view the eclipse from the comfort of home, you can help your fellow Texans out by planning ahead. Read on for the latest travel and safety tips as you get ready to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event with friends and family.

Safety tips

On April 8, 2024, the moon will pass over the sun in Texas from 1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Follow these safety tips to ensure a safe viewing experience:

  • Expect heavy traffic and sudden stops by drivers.  
  • Be on alert for distracted pedestrians looking to the sky.
  • Keep your headlights on while driving, even in the daylight.
  • Do not wear eclipse glasses while driving. 
  • Always keep your eyes on the road. Only view the eclipse once safely parked away from the flow of traffic.





Total guide to Texas eclipse travel

The moon will throw some serious shade next month, and TxDOT is preparing for a major increase in traffic as Texans and visitors across the state travel to witness this rare total solar eclipse.

View eclipse travel guide

Texas eclipse resources

Check out the TxDOT Newsroom and other Texas eclipse resources below to keep up with the latest travel advice and safety information.

texas city skyline at night

Your guide to the 2024 total solar eclipse

South East Texas Study Tour.  William Goodrich Jones State Forest.

Check out the Texas Two Step Eclipse Engagement Map.

Park rangers viewing eclipse with viewing glasses

See which Texas State Parks are in the path of the eclipse.

United States map of the 2024 total solar eclipse path

Visit NASA's 2024 Eclipse: Where & When website.

Hikers in Big Bend

Visit Travel Texas' Solar Eclipse 2024 website.