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Solar eclipse of April 8, 2024: what time and how to follow it live ?

“Solar eclipse of April 8, 2024: what time and how to follow it live?”

SUN ECLIPSE. This Monday, April 8, 2024, part of the world will be able to observe a total solar eclipse. If it is not visible in France, the show will be broadcast live online. At what time ? which countries are affected ? How to explain the phenomenon ? Responses to ; your questions.

[Mis à day April 8 2024 à 6h57] A total solar eclipse, a phenomenon that occurs when the Moon is perfectly aligned with the Earth and the Sun, will occur this Monday, April 8, 2024 on the other side of the planet. from the Atlantic, which means that Europe, including France, will unfortunately not be able to attend the show.

This 15th total eclipse of the 21st century will plunge 44 million people into darkness for a few minutes, with temperatures dropping suddenly between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. French time . The luckiest will be the Mexicans for whom the duration of the night will be longer, in total 4 minutes and 28 seconds. The show will be the most spectacular à Nazas, a city in the northwest of Mexico since it is located in the heart of the “Total Strip” of the eclipse.

The eclipse will indeed cross a perimeter of approximately 185 kilometers in North America, starting with the eclipse. traveling via the Pacific coast of Mexico, crossing the United States, passing through the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and the United States. #39;Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to finish. nbsp;in Canada, crossing southern Ontario then Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton. The eclipse will end on the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada. If in France, the next eclipse will end on the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada. nbsp;étotal solar eclipse will not occur before September 3, 2081, how to follow the celestial show online ? And how explain the phenomenon of total, annular or partial solar eclipse? We tell you everything.

Astronomy enthusiasts, you can follow the spectacle of the eclipse broadcast live on NASA's Youtube channel ;nbsp;or on the site Timeanddate.com. The NASA broadcast will begin at from 7 p.m. (French time) until 7 p.m. (French time) 22 hours to follow the entire trajectory. NASA has published an interactive map of the total eclipse, which space enthusiasts can use to track the entire eclipse. of his passage. 

The total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024 will begin near the Pacific coast of Mexico & ;agrave; 11:07 a.m. PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) or 8:07 p.m. French time, and will end on the Atlantic coast of Canada &agrav; 5:16 p.m. NDT (Newfoundland Daylight Time) i.e. 9:46 p.m. French time.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth, Moon and Sun are perfectly aligned in the same plane. The Moon then projects its shadow on the Earth, thus masking the Sun, and plunging part of our planet into darkness for a few minutes. 

Solar eclipse of April 8, 2024: what time and how to follow it live ?

The Earth revolves around the Sun in a plane called the 'cliptic plane'. The Moon on its side orbits the Earth in another plane. Thus, &agrav; the new moon, when our satellite is located between the Earth and the Sun, it is generally not aligned perfectly with them. This is why there is no solar eclipse at all. each new moon. Exceptionally, all the conditions are met: Earth, Moon and Sun are aligned in this order on the plane of the planet. cliptic. A solar eclipse then occurs.

A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Earth-Moon-Sun alignment is not perfect, when the Moon passes slightly above or below -below the Earth-Sun alignment. The Moon hides only a piece of the Sun, which is not enough to completely darken the sky. "To begin à have a feeling of darkness in the sky, à To perceive a sort of cold light, you need at least 95% obscuration of the Sun, precise to AFP Florent Deleflie, astronomer à the Paris Observatory. This astronomical phenomenon of partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are imperfectly aligned, does not darken the sky and can only be observed with adequate protection, otherwise it will burn “irreversible retinal defects”, warns Florent Deleflie, of the Paris Observatory.

Solar eclipse of April 8, 2024: what time and how to follow it live ?

Ésolar eclipse in a cloudy sky © alexander rieber/EyeEm – stock.a

Between the partial and total eclipse, the annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are perfectly aligned with the Earth but the apparent size of the Moon is slightly smaller than that of Earth. that of the Sun. This then forms a bright ring surrounding the lunar disk. The next annular eclipses will be completely visible from France on the following dates: November 5, 2059. nbsp;since February 27, 2082.

On Tuesday October 25, 2022, a partial solar eclipse was visible in the sky in France. Nevertheless, the Sun had not been there. hidden in the same way depending on the region. Indeed, it was in the east of the country that the partial eclipse was most visible. À Strasbourg, the obscuration rate was almost 20%. Even at the maximum of the eclipse, at – above Kazakhstan, the Sun was hidden &agrav; more than 80%. An insufficient figure to have a perception of darkness. in broad daylight, since obscuration of at least 95% of the Sun is required. Discover the most beautiful photos of this solar eclipse. ;agrave; around the world:

Find all the dates of the next total solar eclipses in the world, but also partial and annular solar eclipses in France, in our file below. 

The next solar eclipses visible from France will be partial. A partial eclipse gives see only part of the Sun obscured by the Moon. They will be visible in France on the following dates:  on 29&March 2025 and on 12&août 2026

An extremely rare phenomenon, a total solar eclipse only occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned perfectly. Astronomy specialists will have to be patient. The next total solar eclipse in France will take place on 3&September 2081, followed shortly by a second   Complete eclipse on September 29, 2090. In the meantime, it will still be possible to see the Moon partially obscure the Sun.

If you want to enjoy the spectacle of a total solar eclipse in Europe, you will have two chances to see one…&nbsp ; In 6 years! On August 12, 2026 first, darkness will cover the north of Spain and part of Iceland. This total solar eclipse will only be partially visible in France. The following year, August 2, 2027 , a second total eclipse will be visible at the far south of Spain. If you stay in France, you will still be able to enjoy a very beautiful partial eclipse. < /p>

To observe a solar eclipse à with the naked eye, it is imperative to wear special glasses. Classic sunglasses are not sufficient to protect the retina. During the eclipse, with the decrease in luminosity, the pupils will tend to dim. to dilate. At the moment when ù If the sun suddenly reappears, serious retinal damage may occur. These burns are not painful, so you should be particularly careful of them.

Tricks like watching the eclipse through a CD or à through smoked glass are not effective. To protect your eyes and make the most of the eclipse, go to an astronomy club where you can watch the eclipse. you will be able to observe the eclipse indirectly by projection. The simplest solution: make a small hole in a piece of cardboard, point it towards the sun and observe the projected eclipse. Please note that glasses allowing you to observe the eclipse without danger are available for around 2 euros. It is also possible to buy them in shopping centers or in stores like Nature et Découverte, or to order them on the Internet. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116