Solar Eclipse Live Stream

Can’t see the total eclipse? We’ll only see a partial eclipse here in Central Texas, but we’ve got you covered with this NASA Live Stream.

Eclipse Time (in Austin)

  • Eclipse begins at 11:41 a.m.
  • Maximum eclipse at 1:10 p.m.
  • Eclipse ends at 2:39 p.m

Safety First

Looking directly at the sun is not safe. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. NASA recommends buying your eclipse glasses through a reputable vendor.

Viewing Parties

  • The University of Texas at Austin’s Astronomy Department will have a viewing event in RLM 13.132 and other locations around campus. Eclipse glasses will be handed out on a first-come first-served basis.
  • The Buda Public Library will be hosting a party from 12-2 p.m. for all ages. The viewing will be held on the library lawn. Solar glasses will be provided for all participants.
  • Howson Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd. in Austin from 12-2 p.m. Participants can make pinhole projectors and watch the sun disappear!
  • Various State Parks in Central Texas:
    • Bastrop State Park: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The park will have a telescope with a solar filter and will have solar classes.
    • Inks Lake State Park: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The park will have a solar filter on the telescope and some solar glasses for viewing.
    • Guadalupe River State Park: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The park will have a couple of telescopes and solar glasses.
    • Lockhart State Park: 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Guests can make their own solar viewers and there will be a telescope on hand.

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