Total Solar Eclipse 2024: A Cosmic Spectacle

Mark Your Calendars: Monday, April 8, 2024

Get ready for a celestial event of a lifetime as a total solar eclipse graces North America, creating an awe-inspiring display in the sky. Here’s everything you need to know:
What is a Solar Eclipse? A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon positions itself between the Sun and Earth, obscuring the Sun’s face completely. The path of totality, where the Sun’s corona becomes visible, will traverse over the South Pacific Ocean, Mexico, the United States, Canada, and finally exit over the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland.


Path of the Eclipse Over North Shore (Lago Vista, Jonestown, Point Venture):
Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes, 46 seconds
Duration of Totality: 3 minutes, 31 seconds

  • Partial Eclipse Begins 12:17:22 p.m.
  • Totality Begins: 1:35:21 p.m.
  • Maximum Totality: 1:37:07 p.m.
  • Total Ends: 1:38:52 p.m.
  • Partial Eclipse Ends: 2:58:08 p.m.

For detailed timings and more information, visit

Safety First: Remember, it’s crucial to observe safety measures during a solar eclipse. Never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. Utilize eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer for safe viewing. If you’re using optical devices like cameras or binoculars, ensure they have special-purpose solar filters. The easiest way to view the partial solar eclipse will be with our ISO-certified-safe eclipse glasses, and SUNoculars, available here. For more instruction on safely viewing the eclipse, visit the American Astronomical Society’s authoritative site,

As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping you informed and safe, the North Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to present the latest installment in our “Don’t Be Left in the Dark” series!  This time, we’re focusing on a crucial topic: protecting your eyes during the upcoming solar eclipse.

Join us in watching a special video featuring none other than Drs. Kearns and Kindla, from North Shore Eye Care in Lago Vista.  Learn invaluable tips and insights on safeguarding your vision while enjoying the awe-inspiring spectacle of the solar eclipse.



Guess what? Justin Loucks, President of the North Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, recently teamed up with Mark Grossman from the Jonestown Night Sky Advocacy Group for an out-of-this-world discussion at the Jonestown Public Library!

 They dived deep into the upcoming April 8 total eclipse of the sun, and let me tell you, it was mind-blowing! Mr. Grossman’s cosmic knowledge had us all on the edge of our seats!  “We are so fortunate to be in the path of totality,” he exclaimed. “Only one in 10,000 people are lucky enough to witness a full eclipse, and we live right in the path of the first one to come this way in over 600 years!” Curious to learn more about this awe-inspiring phenomenon?

 Check out our short video for a sneak peek, and stay tuned for more mind-boggling facts that will take your understanding of this extraordinary event to infinity and beyond!


Eclipse Celebrations & Viewing Locations

CLICK HERE to view our Calendar of events. Stay tuned for updates on local eclipse celebrations and viewing locations. Check back closer to the event for detailed information and join us in witnessing this cosmic spectacle.
Let’s come together for an extraordinary experience as the North Shore becomes a stage for the dance of the celestial bodies. See you under the eclipse!

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