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Total solar eclipse leaves skygazers in the US, Mexico, Canada amazed Total Solar Eclipse
Photo Courtesy: NASA's Johnson Space Center X page

Total solar eclipse leaves skygazers in the US, Mexico, Canada amazed

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Apr 2024, 09:52 am

A spectacular celestial view left skygazers amazed across Mexico, the US and Canada, as the total solar eclipse occurred on Monday, mimicking a night-like scene during the day.

Millions of people joined to tilt their heads and see the event which is next expected to take place in 2026.

During a total solar eclipse, the Moon shifts in front of the Sun, casting a shadow that completely blocks the Sun's light.

The Sun looks vibrant following the occurrence of the event.

The eclipse was first seen around Mazatlán, Mexico, on the country's western shores at 11:07 local time (18:07 GMT), reported BBC.

300 weddings before the sky turned black!

In Russellville, Arkansas, 300 couples signed up and said 'I do' just before the sky went black.

As the sky brightened, the group cut wedding cakes and danced - all part of the aptly named Total Eclipse of the Heart festival, reported BBC.

There were cheers and fireworks, marking a mid-April New Year eve, when stars came out in the middle of the day amid the celestial event.

In New York, hundreds of people crowded onto the viewing platform of the Edge skyscraper in Manhattan to see what they could see, reported BBC.

As the path of the eclipse crossed the USA into Canada, tourists crowded along both sides of the border at Niagara Falls.

"The narrow path of totality—where the Moon covers the Sun completely, causing a total eclipse—runs through Mexico (from Sinaloa to Coahuila), the USA (from Texas to Maine), and Canada (from Ontario to Newfoundland). A partial eclipse will be visible across nearly all of North America, and a sliver of western Europe," reported Time and Date website.

As per NASA website, the next total solar eclipse will be visible in Greenland, Iceland, Spain, Russia, and a small area of Portugal in 2026.

A partial eclipse will be visible in Europe, Africa, North America, the Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and Pacific Ocean.

The next total solar eclipse will be visible in America in 2045.

The eclipse was not visible in India this time.

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