Everyone in Arkansas is excited about the much-anticipated total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024, where much of the state will experience totality.


A big chunk of Arkansas will get to see a rare celestial occurrence that won't happen again until August 23, 2044, so you can see why the excitement has been building for quite some time. From Mexico to Canada people living in states which fall in its path will be a part of something really special.

Depending on where you are in the path of totality you could experience a duration of just a little over 4 minutes of total darkness. You may be thinking why in the world will people be flooding Arkansas just to see something that will last less than 5 minutes? More than anything it's about being a part of history and spending a moment with family or friends during a time that comes along once in a blue moon, no pun intended.


According to THV11, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between both Earth and the Sun casting its shadow onto Earth.

THV11, YouTube
THV11, YouTube

The most important part of viewing the solar eclipse is making sure that you are wearing the best certified solar eclipse glasses or eyewear to prevent damaging your eyes, according to NASA. Check out this website for certified safety eclipse glasses.


Central Arkansas

If you live in Arkansas or planning a trip to Arkansas here is a list of places in Central Arkansas where you can purchase solar eclipse glasses.

  • Tobacco Mart #2 - 1024 Military Road, Benton, AR
  • Russell Chevrolet - 6100 Landers Road, North Little Rock
  • Arkansas Armory - 7600 Landers Road, North Little Rock
  • Ozark Outdoor Supply - 5514 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock
  • Museum of Discovery - 500 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock
  • Bedford Camera and Video - 11400 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
  • Gene Lockwood's - 12101 West Markham Street, Little Rock
  • The Crown Shop - 10700 North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
  • Pinnacle Mountain Visitor Center - 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock
  • Moix RV Supercenter 1213 Collier Drive, Conway, AR

Check out this great event in the state happening in Texarkana.

Texarkana Solarbration

Texarkana is also in the path of totality don't miss this celebration. Make plans to attend Solarbration happening in Texarkana April 5-8, this will be a celestial event festival you don't want to miss. The Four States Fair and Rodeo kicks off the weekend and one of the highlights will be from the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra as they present a Pink Floyd Tribute: Dark Side Of The Moon at the historic Perot Theatre. Then on April 8, The Emerald City Band from Dallas, Texas America's #1 Wedding Band performs on the big day. See the complete schedule here.

Get your solar eclipse glasses in the following locations in Texarkana.

  • American Signs and Banners - 1813 Jim Walter Drive
  • Dot's Rental - 814 North Robinson Road - Texarkana, TX.
  • Fat Jack's Oyster and Sports Bar - 3324 N. State Line Avenue
  • Hopkins Ice House - 301 East 3rd
  • Texarkana Regional Arts Building ( TRACH) - 321 West 4th Street - Texarkana TX.
  • Hot Tails - 83 State Highway 108

Purchase Solarbration merchandise here.


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