Total solar eclipse in 2024: when and how to see it

An extraordinary solar eclipse that the lucky ones will be able to admire in the skies on 8 April 2024, when the Sun will be completely covered by the Moon.
Total solar eclipses are always a fascinating phenomenon to observe, but this one specifically will be even more precious due to the duration of the total eclipse.
It is no coincidence that in the United States – an area affected by the celestial phenomenon – the celestial spectacle was renamed the Great American Eclipse.
Meanwhile, the countdown has already begun in the countries where it will be possible to admire the majestic eclipse.
Those awaiting the astronomical phenomenon with trepidation are not only scientists, who on these occasions have the opportunity to study and discover new elements on solar activities, but also lovers of the sky and astronomy who await those precious minutes.
But where will the eclipse be visible and at what time? Below is everything you need to know about the wonderful total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8th and how to see it.
Total solar eclipse 2024: when to observe it and why it is special There are many months left until the eagerly awaited total solar eclipse of 2024 which will take place on Monday 8 April.
The event is certainly among the most anticipated of 2024.
In fact, the particularity and spectacular nature of this eclipse lies in the fact that the complete darkening of the solar disk will last well over 4 minutes, 4 minutes and 28 to be precise, becoming the longest eclipse in the United States in the last 100 years.
The eclipse will begin at 5.42pm Italian time, while totality will be reached about an hour later, at 6.38pm.
In any case, it is good to remember an essential rule: never look directly at the sun without adequate eye protection.
read also Billionaire investments and agreements: this is how Japan focuses on semiconductors Total solar eclipse 2024: where to see it The total darkening of the solar disk can only be admired by those who find themselves on a narrow trajectory, while in the neighboring areas it will still be possible to observe a 'fascinating partial eclipse.
As anticipated, the inhabitants of the United States and Canada, therefore North America, will be among the lucky ones who will be able to admire the transit of our satellite in the Sun-Earth trajectory, obscuring our star.
But not only.
In fact, the total eclipse can also be observed in Mexico.
Europe will once again be left without the beauty of this solar eclipse, as had already happened for the extraordinary annular solar eclipse of 14 October 2023.
Of Europe, it seems that only in the Azores archipelago, the Portuguese islands which are located in the center of the Atlantic Ocean, which in a certain way represent the western limit of the territory of Europe, the eclipse will be visible.
In other nearby areas, however, citizens will be able to observe a partial eclipse.
As explained by the experts, in fact, it seems that the partial eclipse will be observable in the Iberian peninsula, therefore Portugal and Spain, but not only.
Even in the United Kingdom, Britons will be able to admire a partial darkening of the solar disk, as will the inhabitants of the circumpolar islands of Svalbard.
Total solar eclipse 2024: how to see it from Italy Unfortunately, however, the astronomical phenomenon will not be observable in Italy, where citizens will therefore have to make do and resort to NASA streaming, which is used to broadcasting these phenomena to ensure that every person can enjoy this show.
And if it is not the first time that the inhabitants of Italy have missed out on a similar astronomical spectacle, it is best not to be discouraged.
In fact, our peninsula will be affected by other astronomical phenomena in the coming years.
In the next years.
in fact, three eclipses can be observed.
Two partials on March 29, 2025 and August 12, 2026 and a total solar eclipse on August 2, 2027.

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