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On April 8th, 2024, North America will experience a total solar eclipse called the “Great North American Eclipse”.  A total solar eclipse recurs at any given place only once every 360-410 years-truly once in a lifetime!

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

FAQ's

VISITORS

Q: When is the Total Solar Eclipse in Ennis? 

A: The Total Solar Eclipse in Ennis is expected to occur on April 8, 2024 beginning at 12:22 p.m. and ending at 3:02 p.m. 

 

Q: What is totality? 

A: Total solar eclipse visible (100.00% coverage of Sun) 

  • Magnitude: 1.0278 

  • Duration: 2 hours, 39 minutes, 45 seconds 

  • Duration of totality: 4 minutes, 23 seconds 

 

Q: The eclipse will pass through 13 U.S. states so why is this so important to Ennis? 

A: There is a narrow path of totality and Ennis is directly on the center line meaning we will experience a longer duration of totality than our neighbors including Dallas, Waxahachie and Corsicana. This makes Ennis specifically one of the BEST places to experience the eclipse. 

  • Ennis-4 min 23 seconds 

  • Waxahachie-4 min 19 seconds 

  • Corsicana-4 min 9 seconds 

  • Dallas-3 min 49 seconds 

 

Q: Are there any eclipse events in Ennis? 

A: You can find a full list of eclipse watch parties in Ennis here

 

Q: Where are the best viewing locations in Ennis? 

A: You're invited to experience totality at the Downtown Ennis Watch Party. This will be a prime location for visitors! For more information on the Downtown Ennis Watch party click here.  

Q: Where can I purchase official Eclipse over Ennis solar viewing glasses and memorabilia? 

A: Purchase your solar viewing glasses and official Eclipse over Ennis memorabilia at the Ennis Bluebonnet Spirit Shop located at 204 W Knox St, Ennis, TX or online at www.bluebonnetspiritshop.com.  

 

Q: Where should I park if I’m attending the Downtown Watch Party? 

A: Coming soon...

LOCAL COMMUNITY

Q: How can I find more specific information on what to expect in Ennis?

A: Download our total solar eclipse one-pager for residents/businesses. These are scheduled to be mailed out in February with your water bill. Click here to download.

Q: Where can I find road closures and traffic information? 

A: Real time updates to road closures and additional day of updates can be found on Facebook and Instagram at @eclipseoverennis @downtownennistx and @visitennistexas.  

BUSINESSES AND VIEWING SITES

Q: How should local businesses prepare? 

A: Local businesses should consider the influx of visitors. According to the Great American Eclipse, Ennis is expecting anywhere from 50,000-200,000 visitors to Ennis. Businesses should review their business hours, staffing needs, business supplies and any road closures and traffic information.  

Q: How can I find more specific information on what to expect?

A: Download our total solar eclipse one-pager for businesses. Click here to download.

Q: My business is a viewing site, how can I help prepare for extra capacity for trash?

A: Republic Services is offering a special pricing for the eclipse. 20 YD of $405 and a 30 YD at $455.  This includes delivery, haul, and disposal. For questions, please contact  lferguson@republicservices.com. 

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