New data changes path of totality map in Texas


Despite modern technology, the sun’s radius is difficult to measure. New data shows that the sun is a tad bigger than previously thought.

These new calculations have slightly shifted the solar eclipse’s path of totality — just a week before the event.

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Expert John Irwin has recently published a new map with updated lines for the April 8 solar eclipse, Forbes reports.

The red line shows the original path of totality, while the orange line represents the path updated with the new data.

A red arrow indicates a loss in the path of totality, and a green arrow shows a gain.

Here’s what you need to know:

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Updated total solar eclipse path of totality

Path of totality extends to McKinney Falls State Park in Austin

Though Austin-Bergstrom International Airport still remains outside the path of totality, McKinney Falls State Park is now included.

San Antonio’s metro area to see more total darkness

The path of totality has widened to include slightly more of San Antonio’s metropolitan area.

Denton loses part of the path of totality

Residents of Denton were originally advised to travel southeast to the southern half of Lewisville Lake, but now they might need to go farther to be within the path of totality.

Solar eclipse map: Path of totality in Texas

The map below is based on data from NASA, NOAA and the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies to show eclipse times, peak sun coverage and likely levels of cloudiness during the solar eclipse April 8.


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