Total solar eclipse

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2024-04-08 12:55

April 8, 2024 in Mexico, Central United States, East Canada

Diamond ring effect during a solar eclipse.
Copyright: Thomas Baer, license: GNU FDL
A total Solar Eclipse takes place on April 08, 2024. With a magnitude of 1.0566, its longest duration of totality will be of four minutes and 28 seconds near the town of Nazas, Durango, Mexico, and the nearby city of Torreón, Coahuila. A partial eclipse can be seen from North America and Central America, while the total eclipse can be seen from Mexico, Central United States, and East Canada.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.

A total eclipse occurs when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the Sun, allowing the much fainter solar corona to be visible. During any one eclipse, totality occurs at best only in a narrow track on the surface of Earth The text "Solar eclipse" has been taken from


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