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April 8, 2024

Solar Eclipse

See This Cosmic Coastal Event in Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast in for the Great North American Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024 in Corpus Christi, Texas! Head to the beach for an extended weekend and learn more about places to stay, events, and where to watch the eclipse in the Gulf Coast Capital.

2024 Eclipse in Corpus Christi








Eclipse FAQ

  • A solar eclipse occurs when the New Moon moves between the sun and earth, blocking out the sun's rays and casting a shadow on parts of earth. The moon's shadow is not big enough to engulf the entire planet, so the shadow is always limited to a certain area, and it changes during the eclipse because the moon and earth are in constant motion.

  • The solar eclipse can be viewed from most parts of the city including our beaches, Texas State Parks, Padre Island National Seashore, and multiple parks.  

  • Corpus Christi is a partial eclipse city, but the obscuration is 93.5%. The eclipse will begin on April 8, 2024 at 12:13 p.m. with maximum visibility at 1:33 p.m. and will end at 2:55 p.m. The duration of the eclipse will last 2 hours and 42 minutes.

Safety Information

Stay informed before coasting in for the Solar Eclipse in Corpus Christi.

  • Heavy traffic is expected. Avoid traffic jams by extending your stay on the beach after the eclipse ends.
  • Plan for extra travel time to find parking or access to beaches, the state park, or national park before the event (eclipse starts at 11:55:48 AM).
  • Ensure your vehicle has plenty of fuel beforehand.
  • Do NOT park on highway shoulders, sides of the road, ditches, or center medians.
  • Never look directly at the sun during an eclipse without proper eclipse glasses.
  • ONLY use eclipse glasses that are CE and ISO certified.
  • Pack plenty of water, sunscreen, and snacks.
  • Ensure that children and pets are kept close in crowded eclipse-viewing areas.
  • Respect any specific guidelines or regulations put in place by local authorities to ensure a smooth and safe eclipse experience.

2023 Eclipse Map


Arrival By Land:

US 181  |  I-37  |  US 77/HWY 44

Driving Times To/From Major Cities:

San Antonio – 2 Hours | Mcallen – 2.5 Hours | Austin – 3.5 Hours | Houston – 3.5 Hours | Dallas/Fort Worth – 6 Hours

Arrival By Sea:

Corpus Christi Municipal Marina
400A N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Arrival By Air:

Houston – 45 Min. Flight | Dallas/Fort Worth – 1 Hour Flight

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