There is nothing quite like seeing a solar eclipse for yourself. The way the world gets quiet and everything stops for a few minutes, it's unlike anything you've ever seen. The next one is coming up in April, and  while it won't be seen at full glory here in Michigan, you do have a unique opportunity to enjoy it with just a single plane ticket.

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On April 8, 2024, Delta Air Lines is offering a special flight from Austin, Texas to Detroit, giving you prime views of the total solar eclipse.

Departing Austin at 12:15 p.m. Central Time and landing in Detroit around 4:20 p.m. Eastern Time, Flight 1218 ensures maximum time within the path of totality, all aboard the spacious Airbus A220-300 with extra-large windows.

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Obviously, tickets for this flight will go fast since it's such an incredibly unique view. But if you miss the special flight, don't fret! Delta has you covered with five other routes offering viewing opportunities:

- DL 5699: DTW-HPN, departing at 2:59 p.m. EST (ERJ-175)
- DL 924: LAX-DFW, departing at 8:40 a.m. PST (A320)
- DL 2869: LAX-SAT, departing at 9:00 a.m. PST (A319)
- DL 1001: SLC-SAT, departing at 10:08 a.m. MST (A220-300)
- DL 1683: SLC-AUS, departing at 9:55 a.m. MST (A320)

Whether you're on the special flight or catching the eclipse from another route, mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience. And of course, don't forget this one simple warning: don't stare directly at the sun with your uncovered eyes (even if you have the best view in America for the event.)

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Speaking of incredible views, here's what you'll see if you stay in Michigan for the solar event:

2024 Total Solar Eclipse Info for Various Michigan Cities

A total solar eclipse will darken the skies over Michigan on April 8, 2024. Weather permitting, here's what to expect the eclipse to look like over several Michigan cities.

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