Killeen Eclipse 2024

Experience the 2024 solar eclipse in Killeen!

For information on watch parties, hotel accommodations, and eclipse data, please visit our Killeen Convention and Visitor’s Bureau by clicking here

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The next solar eclipse will occur directly over Killeen. The event is not until Monday, April 8, 2024, BUT this only happens a few times in a lifetime, so you don’t want to miss it!

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As you can see, this phenomena will happen at 1:36p.m. in Killeen for a duration of 4 minutes and 16 seconds— one of the longest events in the state!

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typesWhat is an eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun and the moon blocks the sun for a viewer on earth.  During a total eclipse, the moon lines up perfectly to fully obscure the sun, resulting in "totality"; in a partial eclipse, the moon and the sun are not perfectly aligned and only part of the sun is blocked; and during an annular eclipse, alignment is perfect but the moon is too far away from he earth to completely obscure the sun.  The fact that total solar eclipse is visible from earth only along a very narrow path for just a few short minutes makes totality one of nature's rarest events.

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