Southwest Offers 8 Flights to See the Total Solar Eclipse

The sun is completely eclipsed when the moon crosses between the sun and earth. Next total solar eclipse, April 8, 2024, will cross North America, including the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

Southwest announced this week that certain itineraries in the direct and partial courses give "the greatest likelihood" of seeing the event.

Southwest Flight #1252 leaves Dallas (Love Field) at 12:45 p.m. Pittsburgh CDTSouthwest Flight #1721: Austin-Indianapolis at 12:50 p.m. CDT.

Southwest listed several more flights that "may also cross the path of totality" at their scheduled travel time:

Southwest Flight #955 leaves Dallas (Love Field) for Chicago (Midway) at 12:50 p.m. CDT.Southwest flight #506 leaves Milwaukee for Dallas (Love Field) at 1:05 p.m. CDT.

Southwest flight #1734 leaves Houston (Hobby) for Indianapolis at 1:35 p.m. CDT.Southwest #1682: 1:30 p.m. Chicago (Midway) departure. Austin CDT

NASA said totality will begin over the South Pacific Ocean and reach Mexico's Pacific coast at 11:07 a.m. PDT. 

The eclipse will cross Mexico, enter Texas, and pass across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont

NASA believes it will enter Canada in Southern Ontario and travel via Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI, and Cape Breton. 

A 5:16 p.m. NDT eclipse will exit continental North America on Newfoundland, Canada's Atlantic coast.

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