While totality itself lasts only 3 to 4 1/2 minutes depending on where you are observing from, the entire eclipse event from first contact (C1) through last contact (C4) lasts more than 2 and a half hours. There are many eclipse-related activities that are fun to do and many that cannot be performed during totality. It is recommended to use the pre-totality time in preparation for the total eclipse and plan the additional experiments and activities for after totality. It keeps the excitement alive.
Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024
It is a rare event to be able to see a total eclipse of the sun in Dallas!
The Astronomical League is a federation of astronomy clubs with member societies nationwide. The Astronomical League is the World's Largest Federation of Amateur Astronomers.
The Southwest Region of the Astronomical League consists of 28 member societies of the Astronomical League in the states of Texas, New Mexico and western Oklahoma.