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Solar Eclipse 2024: Know When, How and Where to watch rare celestial event?

When, where, and how to watch Solar Eclipse Safely: The solar eclipse will begin at 9:12 pm on 8 April, and conclude at 2:22 am on 9 April 2024. 

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By Ritika Nath
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Are you a fan of stars and space? Well, mark your calendars because the biggest sky show of the year is on its way – a total solar eclipse! This fantastic event will sweep across the night sky, making its way through Canada, the United States, and Mexico in North America. Unfortunately, folks in India won't get to see this one, but don't worry, we've got all the details for you.

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When, How, and Where to Watch Solar Eclipse?

This total solar eclipse is a rare treat that happens when the moon slides right between the sun and the Earth, completely covering the sun. Imagine the sky getting darker, just like it does during a sunrise or sunset. The upcoming eclipse is set to take place on Monday, April 8, 2024, starting over the South Pacific Ocean.

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The eclipse will make its way over North America, hitting Canada, the United States, and Mexico. NASA predicts that the total eclipse will kick off over the South Pacific Ocean, and lucky observers in its path will witness the sun entirely disappearing behind the moon's shadow. For those right in the middle of it, the magic will last for about three to four minutes.

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The solar eclipse will begin at 9:12 pm on 8 April, and conclude at 2:22 am on 9 April 2024. 
It's a once-in-a-lifetime moment you won't want to miss!

Tips To Avoid While Watching Solar Eclipse

Now, let's talk about how to watch this cosmic event safely. The most crucial thing is protecting your eyes. Staring directly at the sun is a no-go unless the moon is completely covering it during the total eclipse phase. Be sure to wear special eye protection designed for sun viewing.

If you're using telescopes, binoculars, or a camera, attach a solar filter to avoid serious eye damage. Before and after the total eclipse, always use special solar viewing glasses or a handheld solar viewer for a direct look at the partial phases. If you're feeling creative, you can even try an indirect method like a pinhole projector.

So, gear up and get ready for an unforgettable celestial experience as the total solar eclipse of 2024 takes center stage!

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