Countdown to the eclipse; what we’ll see in ENC in April and how to see it safely

For immediate release ‐ March 07, 2024

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A total solar eclipse will cross North America next month, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Dr. Patrick Treuthardt is the Assistant Head of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and he’s pretty excited for the April eclipse.

“Everybody in the contiguous United States is going to be able to see at least some of it,” he said, “It will be a partial eclipse for most people in the United States and for the select few in the path of totality, they’re going to they’re going to get to be able to see the sun being completely blocked out by the moon.”

On April 8, it will cross North America from Mexico, across the U.S. and into Canada, Treuthardt said, “Kind of a curved path from essentially San Antonio through Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, New York, all the way up to Maine.”

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