Over the next year, two eclipses will crisscross the heart of Texas: an annular solar eclipse, sometimes called a 'ring of fire', on October 14, 2023, and a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
Whether you live in the path of totality or not, you can celebrate this momentous occasion in a fun and educational way.
Mark yourself present and post photos and descriptions of how you celebrate the eclipses on the Texas Two Step Eclipse Engagement Map! Let others know where you are watching and share your own unique experience.
Get decked out in eclipse gear
Celebrate the solar eclipse in solar eclipse safety glasses (not plain old sunglasses). With this protective gear, viewers can remember the astronomical occasion far beyond the event. Just make sure the glasses are safe for directly viewing the eclipse with solar lenses.
Plan a solar eclipse viewing party
If you live in the path of totality, find a place outside to view the eclipse. Make sure to wear eclipse-approved sunglasses. If you live outside of the path of totality, don’t worry, you can watch NASA’s EDGE MEGACAST—a webcast which will track the eclipses.
Make your own pinhole projectorHow to View a Solar Eclipse: Make a Pinhole Projector (timeanddate.com)
A box projector works on the same principles, it requires a little more time and a few extra items to construct, but it is more sturdy.
Find a solar eclipse event near you!
If you can’t put together your own solar eclipse party, don’t worry! There are plenty of kid-friendly events happening inside and outside the path of totality. Check out a comprehensive list here.
Texas Two Step Eclipse Partner Guide
The upcoming Annular and Solar eclipses may attract droves of sky-watchers gathering in public Texas spaces and taking road trips for better views of the spectacles.
Provided here is information and a few resources that you can use to help Texans and visitors alike have an enjoyable and safe Texas Two Step Eclipse experience.
Download printable resources to help spread the word about the eclipses.Texas Two Step Eclipse Engagement Map! Let others know where you are watching and share your own unique experience.
Please tag Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas Eclipse Page: https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/TexasEclipse/