Texas Eclipse 2023 & 2024: Be in the direct Path of the next texas solar eclipse!

Camp Riverview in Concan, Texas will be in the direct path of the annular solar eclipse in 2023 and on the center line of the path of totality during the next total solar eclipse in the United States in 2024. Based on early April weather patterns, we have one of the best chances for clear skies in the nation for this date. We are filling up fast for this once-in-a-lifetime experience on the path of totality, so book your stay as soon as possible to reserve your choice of campsite, RV spot, or cabin.


Book Your Bucket List Eclipse Experience Now! 

Texas Two-Clipse Packages Available for Both Eclipse Events – email info@friocampriverview for more details.

We will also have guest scientists who will be staying on-site and giving lectures and star-gazing guidance! 

(from SkyandTelescope.org)

How To Shoot a Solar Eclipse

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October 14, 2023 Annular Eclipse Reference Details

April 8, 2024 Annular Eclipse Reference Details

The paths of the solar eclipse in October 2023 and April 2024
Credit: NASA

Annular Eclipse Frequently Asked Questions

What is an annular eclipse?

An annular eclipse is a solar eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, but does not completely cover the Sun’s disk. During an Annular Eclipse, the Moon appears slightly smaller than the Sun, creating a visible ring of sunlight around the Moon’s silhouette. This ring of sunlight is known as the “annulus,” which gives the eclipse its name. Unlike a Total Solar Eclipse, where the Sun is completely obscured, during an Annular Eclipse, a thin, bright ring of the Sun remains visible around the Moon, also known as the Ring of Fire.

How rare is an annular eclipse?

Annular eclipses are rare compared to other types of solar eclipses. On average, there are only a few annular eclipses visible from any given location on Earth each decade. However, the frequency of annular eclipses can vary depending on the geographic region. In some locations, annular eclipses may occur more frequently than in others. Nevertheless, when considering the entire planet, annular eclipses are considered less common than total or partial eclipses. It is important to note that the rarity of an eclipse also depends on the specific location from which it is being observed.

Where is the best place to see the solar Annular Eclipse in 2023?

The best place to see this solar Annular Eclipse on October 14, 2023 will be in North America. Specifically, the path of totality, where the eclipse is visible in its entirety, will pass through regions including parts of Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Texas. Specifically, Camp Riverview in Concan, TX is right in the path of totality, making it an excellent spot to see this Annular Eclipse. 

(side note, Camp Riverview is in the center of the path of totality for this Annular Eclipse, as well as for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024!)

What time is the solar eclipse in Texas on October 14, 2023?

The specific timing of the solar Annular Eclipse in Texas on October 14, 2023 will depend on the location within the state. Generally, for most of Texas, the eclipse will occur during the morning hours. At Camp Riverview, the eclipse will begin at 10:45 a.m. on October 14, 2023. The Ring of Fire should be at its peak at 11:55 a.m. The eclipse will end at 1:40 p.m. The Ring of Fire will be visible at Camp Riverview from 11:52 a.m. until 11:57 a.m. To determine the exact time for other locations, it is advisable to refer to an accurate solar eclipse timetable or consult online resources provided by reputable astronomical organizations, such as https://aas.org or www.greatamericaneclipse.com or https://eclipse2024.org . These sources can provide the precise timing details for each location in Texas.