Since the dawn of humankind, lunar and solar eclipses have been an omnipresent phenomenon of great significance. In ancient Mesopotamia, particularly Babylonian culture, they were believed to be celestial omens, predicting fates of kings and kingdoms.

In ancient Egypt, the solar eclipse was seen as a manifestation of the sun god Ra’s divine power. Ancient Chinese believed that the phenomenon resulted from the mythical dragon Tian Long (“Celestial Dragon”) devouring the Sun.

For the Maya of Mesoamerica, the occurrence of the eclipse held ritualistic significance, an opportunity to commune with heavenly forces. In Medieval Europe, however, these celestial events were a cause of fear, often believed to be a sign of divine wrath and impending doom.

Today, we have a much better understanding of how these phenomena occur. Yet, one thing remains unchanged: eclipses are events that inspire. Whether awe, fear, or deep musings – that is left to the eye of the beholder. What’s certain is that these events should not be missed. Fortunately, another one is just around the corner, taking place on Monday, April 8, 2024. 

To make this event unforgettable, we at B.Y.O.T., the prime place to find used cars for sale in Baton Rouge, Waco, Bryan, and Beaumont invite you to join us at one of our locations and share in this magnificent experience together! FREE solar eclipse glasses are included for all of our visitors!

What time is the solar eclipse in Waco Texas in 2024

What happens during the solar eclipse?

In its endless journey around our beautiful planet, the Moon sometimes gets right between the Sun and Earth. This positioning causes the Moon to cast a temporary shadow on the Earth, blocking some or all of the Sun’s light. As a result, we have a partial or total solar eclipse, respectively. However, due to the nature of celestial objects’ movement, whether the eclipse is seen as partial or total also depends on the observer’s location.

When and where is the next solar eclipse?

According to NASA Eclipse Explorer, the next total eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024. Beginning off the coast of Mexico at around 11:07 a.m. PDT, in the South Pacific Ocean, the Umbra (which is a fancy way of saying “Moon’s shadow”) will enter the US in Texas, and continue traveling northeast all the way to Maine.

What is the path of total eclipse in April 2024?

Countries that will be graced with the otherworldly sight of a total eclipse are, in order: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, as well as small parts of Tennesee and Michigan. However, the partial eclipse will be visible from all 48 bordering states, giving the majority of the US population the chance to experience this glorious celestial event.

What time is the solar eclipse in Waco Texas in 2024?

Residents of Waco, TX will be able to enjoy the eclipse starting Monday, April 8, 2024, at 12:20 CDT. The event will last for a whole 2 hours 40 minutes, ending at ~15:00 CDT. Totality (when the Moon’s shadow completely covers the Sun) will begin at ~13:38 CDT, peaking at ~13:40 CDT, and ending at ~13:42, for a total of ~4 minutes of complete darkness.

What time is the solar eclipse in Baton Rouge Louisiana?

While residents of Baton Rouge, LA won’t be graced with the sight of a total eclipse, they can still enjoy its partial variation beginning Monday, April 8, 2024, at ~12:28 CDT. The eclipse will reach its maximum at ~13:48 CDT, ending at ~15:08.

What is special about the 2024 solar eclipse?

If you’re residing in one of the 48 contiguous states, this is your last chance to see a total solar eclipse for a while – specifically, until Tuesday, August 23, 2044. Even so, the only states that will experience totality during this event are Montana (northeastern half), western North Dakota, and extreme northwest South Dakota.

The next one, the so-called “Great North American Eclipse”, will be happening in 21 years, specifically on Saturday, August 12, 2045. Now, this one will be glorious indeed, with the path of totality passing smack through the middle of the States, starting in California and ending in Florida. 

Do you need eclipse glasses for April 2024 eclipse?

What time is the solar eclipse in Baton Rouge Louisiana

Yes, eclipse glasses are an absolute must. Gazing directly at the sun (yes, even during a total eclipse!) can cause permanent eye damage and, in some cases, even complete blindness. Eclipse glasses are specifically designed to filter out harmful UV rays, allowing you to enjoy this celestial spectacle without risking your eyesight.

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B.Y.O.T. is not only the place where you can upgrade your old ride with a more reliable, low-maintenance variant that will last you for the foreseeable future. On Monday, April 8, 2024, we’ll be your hosts! Join us at one of our locations in Baton Rouge (LA), or Waco, Beaumont, and Bryan (TX), grab your free eclipse glasses, and let us witness one of the most captivating celestial spectacles in the next 20 years together!