How to Watch Total Solar Eclipse in 2024, an Amazing Celestial Event?

How to Watch Total Solar Eclipse in 2024, an Amazing Celestial Event?

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: A total solar eclipse is a spectacular celestial event that will occur on April 8, 2024. This eclipse will occur in a variety of countries, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, and parts of North America. For stargazers, this is the perfect time to capture this amazing event. As we all know, this total solar eclipse is not visible in India, so there is no chance to witness this event.

What is a total solar eclipse?

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes far behind the sun and the Earth is completely illuminated by the sun’s light for a short time. The Earth’s shadow sets from the full moon, turning the Earth almost black and making the Sun fully visible, preventing Earth from disappearing. That’s why it’s called a total solar eclipse. In Hindu Vedic astrology, it is called Kagrasu.

Why are total solar eclipses so rare?

Approximately every 18 months, the moon moves between the sun and the Earth, temporarily blocking sunlight and causing a total solar eclipse. More than 70% of the Earth is covered by ocean, so it is difficult to find a place on land where you can observe this celestial phenomenon. What’s even more unusual is that living close to the eclipse eliminates the need to travel long distances, even across continents.

Rare total solar eclipse

The moon will be closest to Earth, just 360,000 kilometers away, on the day before the eclipse. This creates a unique cosmic alignment when displaying celestial bodies. When the moon is close to the sky, it appears slightly larger than usual in the sky, creating a unique celestial display.

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