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Chasing Totality: 2017 Solar Eclipse Goes Coast to Coast

DFW missed totality in 2017, but will experience a total solar eclipse in April 2024

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    A look at how Americans viewed the first coast to coast eclipse in nearly a century.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017)

    The Solar Eclipse reached maximum eclipse at 1:09 p.m. Monday in North Texas; the partial eclipse will end at about 2:40 p.m.

    Check out the photos of the eclipse below. If you took photos of the eclipse, please send them to iSee@nbcdfw.com and we may use them on TV.

    2017 Eclipse Over North Texas2017 Eclipse Over North Texas

    North Texans Share 2017 Solar Eclipse PhotosNorth Texans Share 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos

    The Coast-to-Coast Total Solar Eclipse in PhotosThe Coast-to-Coast Total Solar Eclipse in Photos

    Want to track the eclipse? CLICK HERE to view an interactive map from NASA.

    Millions Prepare to See Coast-to-Coast Solar Eclipse Millions Prepare to See Coast-to-Coast Solar Eclipse

    Millions of Americans are preparing to converge on cities slated to see the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. This total solar eclipse is the first to sweep from coast-to-coast in 99 years.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017)

    Finfrock in the Path of Totality

    David Finfrock Provides Eclipse UpdateDavid Finfrock Provides Eclipse Update

    Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock joins NBC 5 via phone to give an update on Monday's total solar eclipse.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017)

    Museums Host Eclipse Watch Parties

    Eclipse Watchers Flock to Perot Museum in DallasEclipse Watchers Flock to Perot Museum in Dallas

    North Texans gathered in their backyards to see the solar eclipse, but some chose to gather at the Perot Museum in Dallas.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017)

    Perot Museum Hosts Solar Eclipse PartyPerot Museum Hosts Solar Eclipse Party

    North Texans attend a solar eclipse party at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science during Monday's solar eclipse.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017)

    Fort Worth Musem Manager Talks Solar EclipseFort Worth Musem Manager Talks Solar Eclipse

    Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Noble Planetarium manager Sarah Twidal joins NBC 5 via phone from Oregon to discuss Monday's total solar eclipse and the virtual reality experience she's creating.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017)

    Do Not Look at the Sun Without Glasses

    5 Things to Know About the Eclipse

    5 Things You Need to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse5 Things You Need to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse

    A total solar eclipse is going to be visible across parts of the U.S. this August. But what is a total solar eclipse, exactly? When was the last time one happened? What should you look for? Find out all that and more.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017)

    Watching the Eclipse While from the Car?

    7 Total Eclipse Driving Tips7 Total Eclipse Driving Tips

    Driving while the total solar eclipse is happening on August 21? Here are seven tips that will ensure your safety while driving.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017)

    Eclipse Path

    How Rare is the Eclipse?

    A total solar eclipse has not occurred in North Texas since the summer of 1878. After a break of nearly 146 years, we will however have a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 over Dallas. Going from the southwest to the northeast, total eclipse will also hit Little Rock, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo and Montreal.

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