Eclipse bringing potential economic windfall to Texas cities, price gouging

(The Center Square) – Monday’s total solar eclipse will cover more areas in Texas than any other state.

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and sun and lines up with the sun, blocking all of its light, NASA explains. “As the Moon blocks the Sun’s light, it casts a shadow on part of the Earth. The Moon’s shadow creates a trail as Earth rotates. This trail is called the path of totality.”

The path of totality is an estimated 150 miles wide and will span 2,500 miles from Texas to northeastern Maine.

In Texas, it stretches across the state, from the southwest in Eagle Pass northeast through San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Dallas, Tyler and Texarkana, and everywhere in-between.

More than 12.8 million Texans live in the path of totality, which is expected to last for up to 4 minutes and 26 seconds depending
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