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Annular Solar Eclipse View Party!

Experience this amazing event and learn exactly what is happening in the sky above us!

Texas will be experiencing not one but TWO rare solar eclipses in the near future. The first will be on October 14, 2023 and Lake Casa Blanca will have a view about 90% of an annular solar eclipse. 

Join park rangers during a watch party where we will discuss what an annual eclipse is, why it is so extraordinary, and how to safely see this great event. The eclipse will start to be visible about 10:26 AM, peak around 11:55 AM, and end about 1:30 PM.

Safety Note: Even during an eclipse, DO NOT look directly into the sun without specialized protection. Regular sunglasses are NOT safe for sun viewing. Any equipment such as a camera, phone or telescope MUST be equipped with a solar filter. Unsafe viewing can risk severe eye injury and/or equipment damage.

Bring: Outdoor appropriate clothing, sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks, and camp-chairs.

*There is very little to no shade by the amphitheater so plan to be outside for an extended period of time.*

It is recommended to bring a safe viewing option such as a pinhole viewer or ISO-12312-2 certified solar/eclipse glasses. The park will not have supplies for purchase.

Meet: Amphitheater
Registration: No registration required
Cost: Entry fee is $4 for adults and FREE 12 & under (Park entry free with Texas State Park Pass).

More info about eclipses: Eclipse Viewing — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

*Events and programs are subject to cancellation due to weather. Please contact park staff for more information and the latest updates*