Project Mexico / USA Total Solar Eclipse Observation Site

Our proposed main observation site in Mexico is approximately 23 miles north west of Torreon in Coahuila State. This is a barren desert region, with negligible precipitation in April. The cloud prediction is the lowest of any point along the eclipse track and as the sun is almost overhead, the prospects of a clear view of the eclipse are very good. The location at the mid-point of the track also provides a very long duration of almost 4½ minutes.

Mexico Site Data

 

25° 50' 04.96" N     103° 35' 56.36" W

Total Eclipse Duration 4m 27.6s

(lunar limb corrected)

Altitude: 1115m (3658ft)

Start of partial eclipse     12:00:14.8         
Start of total eclipse        13:17:00.3   
End of total eclipse         13:21:28.3  
End of partial eclipse      14:41:34.9

(Local times)

We also have two other tour observation day locations - one based in Niagara Falls (Ontario) and the other based in Kerrville Texas.  Whilst we will have an Astro Trails base at both locations you are free to find your own spot to view as there are many options.

Niagara Site Data

 

43° 05' 07.51" N     79° 04' 34.39" W

Total Eclipse Duration 3m 27.9s

(lunar limb corrected)

Altitude: 158m (518ft)

Start of partial eclipse     14:04:48.8   
Start of total eclipse        15
:18:15.7
End of total eclipse         15:21:46.6
End of partial eclipse      16:31:56.1

(Local times)

The spectacular Niagara Waterfalls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in North America and during peak daytime tourist hours, more than six million cubic feet of water goes over the crest of the falls every minute.

This is a established tourist area with many well-manicured view points offering possibilities for interesting pictures of an eclipse above the falls. We will establish a meeting/help point for the group but you have many options to choose your own location.

April is at the end of the Niagara’s cloudier season and although not the clearest part of the track, prospects for a clear view of the eclipse are still very good.

Kerrville Site Data

 

30° 02' 43.94" N     99° 08' 39.41" W

Total Eclipse Duration 4m 23.8s

(lunar limb corrected)

Altitude: 490m (1607ft)

Start of partial eclipse     11:14:42.8  
Start of total eclipse        12
:32:04.3
End of total eclipse         12:36:29.1
End of partial eclipse      13:55:29.5

(Local times)

Kerrville is in the heart of the Hill country with picturesque streams and rugged terrain amongst the rolling hills of the Guadalupe River Valley.  It is lined with gorgeous parks and excellent flora and fauna can be found at the Riverside Nature Centre.  

 

It is home to world-class artists, artisans and performers. Vibrant performing arts, folk art, art and music venues, restaurants, shops, museums and galleries compare to Texas’s largest cities.

 

We plan to observe the eclipse from one of the parks near the downtown area.  We will establish a meeting/help point for the group but you have many options to choose your own location.

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