Note: This map was originally published Aug. 17 and has been updated since then.
Austinites who are serious about seeing the August 21 solar eclipse have probably already made plans to hightail it to St. Louis, Nashville, or another place in the path of totality, where (barring cloud cover) the sight of the moon covering the sun will be entirely, if briefly, visible.
If you’re not one of them, you still have a good chance of catching a partial eclipse (around 65%, depending on where you are exactly—you can use this handy tool created by Vox to find out when, the exact percentage, and the closest place to see the total eclipse by entering your ZIP code).
While there should be plenty of places to watch the partial eclipse—wherever you can see the sun from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CDT (it peaks at 1:10 p.m.)—this map focuses on places holding eclipse-specific programming.
Regardless of whether you watch on your own or with a group, make sure you’re watching the eclipse safely, either with ISO-certified eclipse glasses or another safe viewing method. At no point during a partial eclipse is it safe to look directly at the sun without the glasses or other proper viewing tools.
Have an event we missed? Let us know in the comments below.Read More