In case you're wondering, you will see most of the eclipse in Lubbock.

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What Path Is Lubbock On?

Everyone is talking about "the path of totality" for this eclipse since it is passing though Texas. A lot of big areas in Texas will go black including most of Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, and even parts of San Antonio. I find the concept of "eclipse travel" or "eclipse chasing" rather odd, since you're just kind of following the dark, but the question at hand is, "How much of this can I enjoy right here at home".

You Should See It

The fact is, you'll be able to see a whole bunch of the eclipse right here in Lubbock, Texas. Graphics from show Lubbock with around 9/10th of an eclipse. Yes, we'll get a little peek-a-boo from the sun, but it will be pretty darn well covered up.

Make Plans

If you'd like to actually plan your day Monday around the eclipse, then have a long lunch. The eclipse will start around 12:18, hit that 9/10th (or the fullest it will be here) at about 1:35, and be done around 2:55. That gives you over two and a half hours of total eclipse shenanigan's to engage in.

The Weather

All of this depends on the weather, no the Texas wind is not going to blow the sun out of the sky, even though they'll be between 20-30 miles an hour through Sunday, and still moderate at about 17 miles an hour on Monday. The problem is, that the forecast for Monday is also calling for partly cloudy skies, so all it takes is one big cloud to ruin your experience.

Do Prepare

There are no shortage of eclipse glasses available everywhere. Please keep in mind that even looking at part of the sun through cloud cover could be very dangerous.

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