- What you need to know about the total solar eclipse.
- Where will it be visible in the U.S.?
- There won’t be another solar eclipse in North America until 2033.
A rare astronomical phenomenon that is seldom seen around the world is drawing near — a total solar eclipse.
On Monday, April 8, Mexico and several states in the U.S. will be enveloped in total darkness for just over four minutes.
It is important to avoid staring directly at the sun during an eclipse as it can cause serious damage to your vision.
The eclipse can be observed best in an area where there isn’t much light.
Exercise caution if you reside in one of these U.S. states
According to Space.com, the states where the total solar eclipse will be visible are:
Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
You will also be able to see it in Mexico and Canada.
It’s important to plan your viewing ahead of time.
Mexico will have the best view of the total solar eclipse
According to National Geographic, the total solar eclipse will be visible in some cities in Mexico.
Among them are Torreón, Coahuila; Mazatlán, Sinaloa; Durango, Durango; and Piedras Negras, Coahuila.
Favorable weather conditions are expected in Canada and the U.S. states where this solar eclipse can be observed.
It’s worth remembering that the last we saw something like this was in 2017.
This solar eclipse will be better than the one in 2017
According to Eclipse 2024, this year’s event will be even more spectacular than the one in 2017.
To begin with, U.S. states like Texas, will experience a total solar eclipse. In 2017 it was partial.
Cities like Indianapolis, Little Rock, Erie, Cleveland and San Antonio will have prime viewing.
Also, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Evansville, Buffalo and Austin will be optimal places to see the eclipse. Don’t miss this unique opportunity.
When will the next solar eclipse occur?
We won’t see another total solar eclipse in North America for nearly a decade.
The next one will occur on March 30, 2033, in Alaska.
Although there will be other eclipses in the coming years, none will be visible in the United States until August 23, 2044.
There will also be an eclipse on August 12, 2045.
Dallas, Texas will go dark
The first U.S. state that will experience the 2024 total solar eclipse will be Texas.
It is expected to last 3 minutes and 47 seconds in Dallas.
At 12:23 pm it will begin, and at 1:40 pm, it will reach maximum darkness.
Finally, at 3:02 pm, the sun will be seen again in all its splendor. At 1:27 pm, darkness will fall in Texas.