Your next eclipse is not that far away and could be even better | ET REALITY


Maybe you experienced Saturday’s annular eclipse and can’t get enough. Perhaps the weather or some other cause has left you with astronomical FOMO. The good news is that another eclipse will occur soon: a total solar eclipse, without a ring of fire.

While today’s eclipse covered almost the entire Western Hemisphere, the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 will pass through three countries: Mexico, the United States and Canada. Some call it the Great North American Eclipse.

The annular eclipse and “Great American Eclipse” of August 2017 crossed the United States from northwest to southeast. The April event is going to be the other way around. Making landfall in Mazatlán, Mexico, it will enter Texas and pass through about a dozen other states before reaching the eastern provinces of Canada. And New Yorkers, this one’s for you, although you’ll have to travel to cities like Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester to experience total darkness during the day.

Some places along the way will have repeated experiences of other events. April’s eclipse will pass through Carbondale, Illinois, which was near the center of the 2017 eclipse path. And San Antonio and neighboring regions of Texas used today’s annular eclipse as practice for crowds waiting for next year’s eclipse. total eclipse.

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