Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing

October 14, 2023 | Sonora, Texas


2023 Event Details

  • Annular Solar Eclipse
  • Sonora, Texas
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • Begins at 10:23am CDT, Ends at 1:33pm CDT (times are approximate)

Calling all astronomy enthusiasts...join us October 14, 2023 in Sonora, Texas to view the incredible upcoming annular solar eclipse. Located in the optimal viewing path for this extraordinary event, Sonora offers not only a prime location, but plenty of unique viewing venues, associated events, and ample lodging and dining options.

According to NASA:

The eclipse on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, will be an annular solar eclipse. What you can see during an annular eclipse depends on the weather and the location from which you view it.

Weather - You need a clear view of the Sun and Moon to see the eclipse. However, even with cloud cover, the eerie daytime darkness associated with eclipses is still noticeable.

Location - To see all phases of an annular eclipse, you must view it from somewhere along the path of annularity: the locations on Earth from which the Moon will appear to pass across the center of the Sun. The path of annularity across North America for the Oct. 14, 2023, annular eclipse is shown below. More detailed map views, including the timetable of each phase of the eclipse at select locations, are available here.

Eclipse Countdown

The October 14, 2023 eclipse begins at approximately 10:20am CDT and reaches its maximum at 11:49am CDT. (via Time and Date)


Where to View

Choose Your Venue

Located along the path of maximum obscurity, Sonora, Texas offers plenty of excellent viewing locations. Bring your lawn chairs to view at the County Park, Eaton Hill Nature Center and Preserve, or our world-famous Caverns of Sonora.  Learn more about each location by making a selection below.

** Check back soon for details regarding special eclipse events to be offered at several of our locations. 

Sutton County Park

Join us at the Sutton County Park for a free concert from 1pm to 5pm on October 14, 2023!

  • Free Concert
  • Sutton County Park
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • BYOB - $10 Cooler Charge, Food Vendors on site, Eclipse Glasses available (while supplies last) for $3 / pair

Eaton Hill Nature Center & Preserve

Enjoy the eclipse from the highest public elevation in Sonora. Brought to you by Eaton Hill Nature Center & Preserve and the Sutton County Library.

  • Eaton Hill Nature Center & Preserve
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Free Event - Crafts for kids, hotdog lunch, bottled water, solar glasses available, parking at library at bottom of hill (hike or take a shuttle to the hill top)

Caverns of Sonora

Surprise yourself with a stunning subterranean show cave! Experience the world famous Caverns of Sonora.

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