April 17, 2024

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New data changes the overall map of Texas

New data changes the overall map of Texas

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Despite modern technology, it is difficult to measure the radius of the Sun. New data shows that the Sun is slightly larger than previously thought.

These new calculations have changed the total path of the solar eclipse slightly, just one week before the event.

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

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

The red arrow indicates a loss in the aggregate path, and the green arrow indicates a gain.

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The path of the total solar eclipse has been updated

The total trail extends to McKinney Falls State Park in Austin

Although Austin-Bergstrom International Airport remains off the overall route, McKinney Falls State Park is now included.

San Antonio metro area to see more complete darkness

The overall route expanded to include an area slightly larger than the San Antonio metropolitan area.

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Denton residents were originally advised to travel southeast to the southern half of Lewisville Lake, but they may now need to go farther to be within the overall route.

Solar eclipse map: Path of totality in Texas

The map below is based on data from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the North Carolina Institute for Climatic Studies To show eclipse times, peak solar coverage, and possible levels of cloudiness during the April 8 solar eclipse.