2024 Total Solar Eclipse Will Occur on April 8, Here’s How To Watch It

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur. It will darken skies along a 115-mile-wide path across North America. Astronomers revealed that today’s solar eclipse will be bigger and longer than the last one that passed over the United States in 2017. After the April 8 solar eclipse, the Americans will not be seeing another total eclipse until 2045.

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Hence, every American should make time to observe this celestial event that will take decades to pass over the continent again. Tomorrow’s total eclipse will be visible across northern Mexico, southeastern Canada, and some parts of 15 U.S. states. Astronomers revealed that it will be one of the most-watched eclipses as over 32 million people are living within the path of the total solar eclipse.

So what will happen during the April 8 Solar Eclipse? Generally, during a total solar eclipse, the moon often moves between the Sun and the Earth, making it appear nearly exactly the same size as the Sun. However, during totality, the moon will completely block out the entire solar disk for a few minutes.

The duration of the blockage will depend on the location where you are watching the solar eclipse. During the April 8 totality, the 32 million people living within a 115-mile (185-kilometer) wide route through Northern America will watch the moon cover 100% of the sun’s disk.

How to watch the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

You can watch the total solar eclipse directly if you live in northern Mexico, southeastern Canada, and some parts of 15 U.S. states. However, if you live outside this region, you can opt to watch the solar eclipse online. NASA will be hosting a livestream to show how to solar eclipse will occur. Space.com will also be streaming the event live as well. They will be starting their own livestream at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT).

If you cannot witness the solar eclipse in person, you can watch all the action unfold here on Space.com courtesy of NASA. Our livestream coverage begins at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT). You can also keep up with all the eclipse content with our solar eclipse live blog as we count down to what is expected to be the skywatching event of the year.

Skywatching website timeanddate.com will also be streaming the solar eclipse starting from the beginning until the end with their YouTube Channel and live blog which will display real-time reports and background information. You can join any of these platforms to get the best of the total solar eclipse.

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