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October 14, 2023

Annular Solar Eclipse

See This Cosmic Coastal Event in Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast in for the "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse this October! The centerline of the eclipse passes right through Corpus Christi, meaning eclipse chasers will have a longer experience with the eclipse than most parts of the country. Learn more about places to stay, events, and where to watch in the Gulf Coast Capital.

2023 Eclipse in Corpus Christi








Eclipse FAQ

  • An annular solar eclipse is a celestial event that occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. As a result, a bright ring, or "annulus," of the Sun's outer edge remains visible, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon and giving it the "ring of fire" appearance.

  • Corpus Christi is the last major point to catch the eclipse in the United States. The solar eclipse will be viewable from most parts of the city, including major attractions like, Downtown Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Bayfront, and North Padre Island.

  • With the centerline of the eclipse running straight through Corpus Christi, eclipse seekers can expect to see the cosmic event for up to 5 minutes and 2 seconds starting at 11:55:48 AM on October 14, 2023 according to

eclipse 2023 map
2023 Eclipse Map

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

Safety Information

Stay informed before coasting in for the Annular 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 annular 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.

Places to Stay

Stay under the stars or get cozy at a coastal accommodation.

Stay under the stars or get cozy at a coastal accommodation.

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