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Odds of Seeing the 2024 Solar Eclipse Across the U.S.

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During a solar eclipse, the moon will completely block out the sun on April 8, 2024. Many people are considering going on trips to watch the solar eclipse.

Texas state parks near 100% totality sold out in day passes to their facilities in under a minute. Many area schools are closing for the day as fear of some students looking at the eclipse for too long grows.

If you are thinking about joining those traveling to see the solar eclipse, let's consider what the weather may hold in different locations. While it is still too early to make specific predictions, looking at historical averages may provide some vital clues.

Texas

People in Texas should be the first to see 100% totality. It is cloudy on April 8 about 30% of the time. Yet, people traveling to south and central Texas have the highest probability of clouds not blocking their view.

If clouds get in the way, people in the United States will have to wait until August 24, 2044, to try again. In Dallas, Texas, which will be one of the first major cities to see the solar eclipse as the moon moves between the earth and the sun, the average daily high is 69 degrees.

Therefore, unless the sun blocks the eclipse, viewers should stay comfortable throughout the entire eclipse, which is expected to last from 1:40 p.m. to 1:44 p.m. Early April is usually dry in the Lone Star State.


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