The Total Eclipse of April 8th is One of the Most Anticipated Events in America.

Remember when we saw an eclipse in 2017? It felt kind of underwhelming didn't it? Shreveport wasn't in the path of totality for the 2017 eclipse however this time we will get a show. Although we are not in the path of totality the path passes close by.

What Exactly Is an Eclipse?

Simply put the moon moves in between the Earth and the sun and during the peak, or what's called totality, the moon will block the view of the sun for a few minutes. It is very rare and some people claim it brings on a scary feeling.

Several people in Shreveport are planning to head to East Texas and some people plan to take a quick drive to Texarkana, wherever you plan to drive to make sure you get to your perfect spot before 1:00 p.m. just to be sure.

According to people who are in the path of totality will see anywhere from 3 to 4 minutes just before 1:43 pm central.


Make sure that you are safe when trying to catch a glimpse of the eclipse, there are several stores that have glasses you can wear including Several places are already selling the glasses. You can find them at the following spots:

Crockett Street Trading Company is giving them away for free and so is Channel 3 while they last. You can purchase glasses at SciPort and Learning Express. Shreve Memorial library branches will have glasses available at watch parties.


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