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Total Solar Eclipse-April 8, 2024

by Lillian Velez on 2024-04-01T09:00:00-05:00 | 0 Comments


Your Dee J. Kelly Law Library makes it easy to take part in a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to view a total solar eclipse. On Monday, April 8th the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will see the sun completely blocked by the moon with the corona shining behind it. You might even see stars! According to, 12 million people live in the Texas path of totality, more than in any other state. During this event, the speed of the moon will accelerate from about 1580 miles per hour to about 1850 miles per hour. The total solar eclipse will first enter Texas at the international border at 1:27 PM CDT and leaves Texas at the Oklahoma and Arkansas borders at 1:49 PM CDT. 

Downtown Fort Worth will receive about 2.5 minutes of totality which will occur just before 1:41 PM CDT. According to The Dallas Morning News, Dallas was last in a solar eclipse’s path of totality on July 29, 1878, and won’t be again until 2317. 

Viewing the eclipse safely requires a pair of ISO 12312-2 safety standard compliant glasses. The law library will have viewing glasses available at the Circulation Desk Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5 from 10 AM to 4 PM each day.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come in and pick up one free pair of glasses per person while supplies last, and while you're here, take a look at our Space Law and Heavenly Bodies book exhibit.





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