All eyes on the sky as total solar eclipse captivates the world; need another view of it?
HOUSTON — It came, we saw, and it was awesome!!! It may have taken 38 years but this century’s first solar eclipse across the USA is now in the history books.
People across the world were excited to view the total solar eclipse, which started around 11:46 a.m. reached its peak over our local skies around 1:16 p.m.
A total solar eclipse is only visible from a small area on Earth. The people who see the total eclipse are in the center of the moon’s shadow when it hits Earth. The sky becomes very dark, as if it were night. For a total eclipse to take place, the sun, moon and Earth must be in a direct line.
NASA began preps early with the plan to position themselves somewhere in the path of totality, while being in the right place at the right time to get the best data.
Locally, kids at the Children’s Museum of Houston had a chance to get in on the fun. But the best view in H-town had to be at Levy Park where many gathered to watch the sky go dark. Well, partially anyway.
Scientists say the next solar eclipse will be April 8, 2024 and Houston will be in direct line of site, so start preparing to day. And we’ll see you again in about seven years.
Couldn’t go to an eclipse watch party or did not have any protective glasses? No worries, we streamed it live! Check out the feed!