Friday, September 24, 2021

Here’s how southern Denton County will experience the solar eclipse

A partial solar eclipse (photo courtesy of NASA).

Southern Denton County is not in line to see the upcoming solar eclipse in totality, but it will certainly notice it.

On Aug. 21, the new moon will line up perfectly between Earth and the sun, causing a rare solar eclipse. In a thin band from Oregon to South Carolina, people will see a total eclipse, where the sun is completely hidden by the moon.

But in Flower Mound, while it won’t be a total eclipse, you will be able to see the moon cover up most of the sun.

In this interactive graphic by, you can enter in your zip code to find out how your house will experience the eclipse. In 75028, the partial eclipse will begin at 11:39 a.m. and will peak at 1:09 p.m., when more than 76 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon.

The only time it is safe to look at the sun is during a total solar eclipse, according to NASA. You will need special safety sunglasses to look at the partial eclipse.

It’ll be the first solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in 38 years, and the first one that goes coast-to-coast in 99 years.

If you want to see the total eclipse, the nearest point is in Missouri, 437 miles as the crow flies, according to the Vox report. Once there, you would likely experience large crowds and heavy traffic.

If you’d rather stay home, you can see a solar eclipse in totality from DFW on April 8, 2024, according to NASA.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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