Moon's Shadow on April 8, 2024

This video simulates the moon's shadow as it would be seen from a spacecraft 100 miles above the earth's surface.  

Slide-show Presentation About the Eclipse

The link provides you a brief, easy-to-understand synopsis of the upcoming eclipse, and what Gillespie County is doing to prepare

For additional information, this was presented by:
Jennifer Krupa
Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation/Special Events Coordinator
City of Fredericksburg
126 W Main St
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-2044


Annular Solar Eclipse - October 14, 2023

Maps of the path, by state, of the October event:
Map texas 2023 1

Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024

Maps of each state showing the path of the eclipse:
Map texas 2024

LINKS for the Eclipses Coming Up

Annular Solar Eclipse 14 October 2023
Total Solar Eclipse 8 April 2024

General Information*
 Watching from Harper 10/23*
Watching from Harper 04/24*
Watching from Vanderpool 10/23*
Fredericksburg Eclipse Website*

Eye Safety

To have a safe and enjoyable eclipse viewing experience, please follow all NASA viewing guidelines for eye safety, including...
  • It is never safe to look directly at the sun, even if the sun is partly obscured.
  • When watching an eclipse, you must wear safe solar viewing glasses (eclipse glasses) at all times.
  • To read all of NASA's eye safety guidelines, please click here
Eclipse safety