(KTEN) – Mark your calendars! In two years from now the sun, moon, and earth will align to cast a shadow over portions of Texas and Oklahoma. 

In the middle of the day, the sky will darken as if the sun were setting as the moon passes in front of the sun. 

In Sherman, a partial solar eclipse will be able to be observed, with the proper eye protection. The eclipse begins at 12:25 p.m. The best part of the eclipse, 99 percent totality, will be reached at 1:44 p.m. The eclipse ends at 3:03 p.m. 

Although Sherman won’t experience a total solar eclipse, the path of totality includes the eastern portion of Grayson County. 

The following cities nearby are included in the path of totality:

  • Antlers, OK
  • Hugo, OK
  • Broken Bow, OK
  • Bonham, TX
  • Bells, TX
  • Savoy, TX 
  • Whitewright, TX
  • Honey Grove, TX
  • Paris, TX

Those are just a few of the cities that will experience 100 percent totality. Nearly all of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is included in its path. 

Mark your calendars now and make sure you get specific glasses to look at the eclipse safely. 

The next time the path of totality will include portions of Texoma, or be nearby,  will be in 2046. 

Cross your fingers that we’ll have clear skies in order to witness this extraordinary event!