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Guide to the 2024 Solar Eclipse

WHAT IS A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE?
A total solar eclipse is a spectacular natural event that occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, completely blocking the Sun's light from reaching certain parts of the Earth's surface. Total solar eclipses are rare events, and they happen somewhere on Earth roughly every 18 months, but the path of totality is quite narrow. Therefore, only a small number of people get to witness this awe-inspiring celestial spectacle in their lifetime.
WHEN IS SOLAR ECLIPSE 2024?
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse is set to traverse North America, making its way across Mexico, the United States, and Canada. This will be the first total solar eclipse since August 21, 2017.
WHAT IS THE PATH OF THE 2024 SOLAR ECLIPSE? 
*The eclipse will begin in the Pacific Ocean, south of the Mexican state of Nayarit.
*It will then pass over the states of Sinaloa, Durango, and Coahuila in Mexico.
*After entering the United States, the path of totality will cross over Texas, passing through cities like Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas.
*It will then move across parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri, including the city of Little Rock.
*The eclipse will continue its path through Illinois, crossing over cities like Carbondale and Peoria.
*It will pass over Lake Michigan, briefly touching Indiana before moving into Ohio.
*The path will then go through parts of Pennsylvania and New York, including Buffalo.
*Finally, the eclipse will exit the United States and cross into Canada, passing over the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
TIPS FOR VIEWING THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
Viewing a total solar eclipse can be a truly awe-inspiring experience, but it's essential to take safety precautions to protect your eyes and enjoy the event safely.
Use Proper Eye Protection
Never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection during any phase of the eclipse.
Check for Damage
Before using solar viewing glasses, inspect them for any damage like scratches, holes, or tears.
Solar Filters for Telescopes and Binoculars
If you plan to use telescopes or binoculars to view the eclipse, ensure that they have proper solar filters covering the front lenses
Arrive Early
If you're traveling to a location to witness the total solar eclipse, plan to arrive early at your chosen viewing spot to secure a good position and avoid last-minute stress.
Contact your local travel agent or tour operator for rates and availability and how to book.

 

Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 24/08/2023

Guide to the 2024 Solar Eclipse

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