Solar Eclipse Information

Two Eclipses Are Headed Our Way

There are two stellar events happening soon in the San Marcos area. Our community will get to experience the annular solar eclipse on Saturday, October 14, 2023 and a historic total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. The City of San Marcos has prepared this website as a resource to help keep residents, business owners, and visitors safe during these major events.

Check out what the eclipse will look like in San Marcos, Texas: San Marcos Eclipse Simulation.

  1. Eclipse Planning
  2. San Marcos C.I.S.D.
  3. Hays County Emergency Services
  4. AnNULAR vs. Total Eclipse
  5. Eclipse Information Map

Temporary Fuel Shortage & Supply Delays

People are encouraged to fill automobiles completely several days prior to the eclipse as increased demand and delivery disruption may cause temporary shortages.

Inventory Supplies

Order key supplies that can be stored in advance such as toiletries, food, medicine, and water. However, avoid over-ordering any supplies to prevent from negatively affecting supply and demand for our community.

Eye Safety During a Solar Eclipse

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), except during the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing. 

Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.

Solar Eclipse Preparedness Kit

  • Protective Eyewear
  • Sunscreen and sunburn medication
  • Drinking water
  • Medications for 2-3 days
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Cash (in case ATMS and credit card machines are down)
  • Medical bracelets/IDs
  • Insurance cards
  • Trash bags
  1. Emergency Management

    Mailing Address
    630 E Hopkins
    San Marcos, TX 78666

    Emergency Phone: 512-393-8480