Total Solar Eclipse April 8th

Mar 26, 2024 | News

On April 8th a total solar eclipse will move across Mexico, the USA, and Canada. During a total solar eclipse the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The moon will entirely cover the sun when viewed from Medina Texas at 1:33 PM and will last for 4 minutes and 21 seconds.

During the totality period it will get dark like at dusk or dawn. It is not safe to look directly at the sun and safety should be kept in mind when viewing the eclipse. Specialized eye protection will need to be used to safely view the eclipse without damaging your eyes.

Viewing a total eclipse is fairly rare. The last time that a total solar eclipse was viewable from Texas was May 28, 1900. Another solar eclipse will not be viewable from the United States until 2044. So, I hope everyone schedules some time to view this amazing celestial wonder.

For more safety tips and to see a cool 3D model of the path of the eclipse, follow the link below.

Nasa 2024 Total Eclipse Overview

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