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The 2024 total solar eclipse is only one week away, and there are plenty of tips and suggestions abound for the event.

If you’re just now getting into the solar eclipse craze, there are plenty of maps, timelines and other information to help you maximize the 2024 event.

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Here’s what you need to know about Monday’s solar eclipse:

When is the 2024 solar eclipse near me?

The total solar eclipse will take place Monday, April 8, 2024.

What is a solar eclipse?

According to USA Today, any celestial object like a moon or a planet that passes between two other bodies can create an eclipse by obscuring the view of objects like the sun.

A total eclipse occurs when the moon appears as the same size as the sun and blocks the entire disk, leading to a period of darkness lasting several minutes. The resulting “totality,” when observers can see the outermost layer of the sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona, confuses animals – nocturnal creatures stir and bird and insects fall silent.

The day before the eclipse, the moon will come closest to Earth this month. On eclipse day, that means the moon is only 223,000 miles away. That proximity will make the moon appear larger in the sky, resulting in an exceptionally extended duration of sun-blocked darkness. The Earth and moon will be 93 million miles from the sun on the day of eclipse.


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