Total solar eclipse on April 8

North American residents will enjoy, Monday (04/08), a total solar eclipseIt will be visible from Mexico to the easternmost tip of Canada.

In particular, according to the BBC, hundreds of events are already planned for April 8 for eclipse watchers to get outside, look up at the sky and enjoy this rare astronomical event.

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, blocking some or all of the Sun’s rays from reaching the Earth.

This phenomenon is a cosmic phenomenon and requires the Sun, Moon and Earth to be in exactly the right alignment for the Moon to cast a shadow on our planet.

When this happens, the Moon casts two types of shadows: One leads to a partial solar eclipse, which covers only part of the Sun, and the other – and arguably the most spectacular – is called a total solar eclipse, where the Sun is completely absent. it is covered by the Moon except for a ring of light visible in the sky.

What time will the solar eclipse occur?

The timing of the solar eclipse will depend on where you are. In total, the phenomenon will last for two hours.

For those in the Eastern Time Zone, the eclipse will enter North America after 2:00 PM (local time) and exit at 3:46 PM (local time).

The path of totality—that is, the point at which the total solar eclipse will be fully visible—will begin at about 11:07 a.m. (local time) in Mazatlan, Mexico, on the Pacific coast.

It will then move northeast over southern parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois and along the US-Canada border before reaching Ohio.

His course will end in Newfoundland, Canada’s Atlantic province.

What are the phases of a solar eclipse?

Partial eclipse: The Moon gradually covers the disk of the Sun. Everything is getting darker and darker.

Diamond ring: The last trace of strong sunlight turns into a bright point of light like a large diamond.

Bailey’s beads: When the diamond melts, the remaining light shines from deep valleys on the Moon’s edge.

Integrity: Day turns into night, but also note the change in temperature, wind, clouds and chirping of birds.

Taj: Your chance to see the hidden secret of the Sun – the delicate spirals of light in the outer atmosphere of our star, its crown.

When in Greece?

The next total solar eclipse will occur in Greece April 21, 2088.

A total solar eclipse visible from Greece will occur in 2088, and an annular one in 2030.

The last time we observed a total solar eclipse in our country was in 2006 from Castellorizo.

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