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Total solar eclipse of 2024: All you need to know

The upcoming total solar eclipse scheduled for April 8, 2024, is poised to captivate both astronomy enthusiasts and casual observers with its awe-inspiring display.

Although not visible from Pakistan, regions such as the United States, Mexico, Canada, and other parts of North America are positioned along the path of totality, ensuring a remarkable viewing experience.

Total solar eclipses, such as this one, occur when the Moon moves directly between the Earth and the Sun, momentarily blocking the Sun’s light and casting a temporary shadow on our planet.

The rarity of a total solar eclipse stems from its occurrence approximately every eighteen months, necessitating a precise alignment of the Earth, Moon, and Sun for this extraordinary event to take place.

This upcoming eclipse will commence over the South Pacific Ocean before journeying across North America, traversing Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Its trajectory will lead it from Mexico into Texas, through various states, before exiting into Canada and eventually dissipating into the Atlantic Ocean.

Astronomers and scientists are eagerly getting ready to study the Sun during the eclipse, offering a unique chance for scientific research and public involvement in astronomy.

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