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Burnet County will be the epicenter of one of the biggest astronomical events in decades when a total eclipse of the sun occurs at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2024. Expected to draw tourists from around the world, the phenomenon will not be fully visible again in this region for another 360 years.
If your business or organization is planning an eclipse related event for April 2024, please register your
event by submitting the form at the bottom of this page. By submitting your event it helps Burnet County plan for the safety and enjoyment of visitors during the eclipse.
During an annular solar eclipse the size of the Moon appears slightly smaller than the size of the Sun. This creates a brilliant “ring of fire” spectacle if you are inside the path of annular solar eclipse. The Annular eclipse will peak in Burnet County on October 14, 2023 at around 11:50AM.
The best place to see the eclipse is just about anywhere in Burnet County, whether from a boat or along the shoreline of one of the county’s five lakes or atop any of its majestic hills. Coming up, we’ll have a list of the best places to legally view the eclipse in and around lakes LBJ, Marble Falls, Inks, Buchanan, and Travis. The best place to view the eclipse in the Texas Hill Country is going to be right here in Burnet County.
A direct look at a total eclipse is only safe during it’s totality, when the moon is entirely blocked by the sun. On April 8, 2024 that will last for over 4 minutes and 20 seconds here in Burnet County.
The only safe way to view an eclipse during all other points of contact is to use specialized glasses, an eclipse viewer or observe indirectly with a pinhole projection. For where to purchase your eclipse glasses to ensure eye safety visit: The 3D Market or American Solar Eclipse.
The options are limitless on where to stay in Burnet County during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Bring your RV and settle into one of our many parks. Rent a cabin or pack your tent to camp in local parks, including Inks Lake State Park on the shores of Inks Lake, one of five Highland Lakes in the county. Hotels in all price ranges are also available, along with lakeside resorts, lodges, and other vacation rentals. You can even go glamping in a luxury tent or treehouse. Access to the best available accommodations in Burnet County is right here at your fingertips.
The total eclipse of the sun is an exciting event worth planning and traveling for, but what to do with your time before and after the seven- to nine-minute phenomenon? Burnet County has plenty to offer in attractions, activities, and adventures. You can go spelunking in a historic cavern, ride the state’s only year-round chairlift up Spider Mountain, go mountain biking, canoeing, paddleboarding, fishing, boating, hiking, and much, much more. There are also unique shopping opportunities, movie theaters, live music venues, wineries, distilleries, and restaurants to fit every taste and pocketbook. We have all the information you need to know right here.
Are you having an event or have a unique viewing location for the 2024 Eclipse in Burnet County? Let us know about it! Please fill out and submit the form.
General Eclipse Information