The next total solar eclipse to visit North America will be April 8, 2024. The duration of totality will be up to 4 minutes and 27 seconds, almost double that of The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. And the exciting thing about this eclipse is that Arkansas and the Twin Lakes Area is in the path of a full solar eclipse, or full totality! This eclipse will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044. To follow the path of the eclipse, check out this website from NASA.
As for our area, there will be many Twin Lakes residents and tourists from around the world participating in events to watch and celebrate this unique occurance. Join us for some of the total eclipse fun!
Many communities in the area will host events, and tourists will arrive from around the world for some of the best viewing experiences in the United States! Check out the local Chambers of Commerce websites and websites for more information on eclipse events, lodging and restaurants, and general information about our local area.
ASUMH Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in Concert at the Vada Sheid
Baxter County Fly-In - Baxter County Airport
A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People viewing the eclipse from locations where the Moon’s shadow completely covers the Sun – known as the path of totality – will experience a total solar eclipse. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, people along the path of totality will see the Sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, which is usually obscured by the bright face of the Sun.
A total solar eclipse is the only type of solar eclipse where viewers can momentarily remove their eclipse glasses (which are not the same as regular sunglasses). It is only safe to remove your eclipse glasses during what’s known as totality when the Moon is completely blocking the Sun.
What you can see during a total solar eclipse depends on the weather and the location from which you view it. This map shows all of Arkansas and the eclipse path to show all viewing locations.