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Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Date, Time and How to watch this rare celestial event? – Times of India

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Total Solar Eclipse 2024: An amazing celestial event, Total Solar Eclipse is going to take place on April 8, 2024. This Solar Eclipse will occur in various countries including Canada, United States, Mexico and parts of North America. This is the great time for the stargazers to capture this amazing event. As we all know the this Total Solar Eclipse will not be visible in India so they won’t get this opportunity to witness this event.As per scientists, this type of Eclipse is extremely rare.

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Date and Time

Total Solar Eclipse Date and Time
Date April 8, 2024
Eclipse Time Starts April 8, 2024 – 02:12 PM
Eclipse Time Ends April 9, 2024 -02:22 AM

What is Total Solar Eclipse?

A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes so far behind the Sun that, for a brief moment, the Earth is fully lit by the Sun’s light. Prevents it from going, causing the Earth’s shadow to descend from the full Moon, turning it nearly black and revealing the Sun becomes completely visible that’s why it is known as total solar eclipse. It is referred to as Khagras as per Hindu Vedic Astrology.

Why is Total Solar Eclipse rare?

Approximately in every 18 months, the moon passes between the sun and Earth, briefly obstructing the sun’s light, causing a total solar eclipse. Since the oceans cover more than 70% of our planet, finding a spot on land to observe this celestial event would be difficult. It is even more unusual to live close to a solar eclipse, which eliminates the need to travel great distances, possibly even across continents.

Rare Total Eclipse

The moon will be at its closest point to Earth, just 3,60,000 kilometres away, on the day before the eclipse. This will create a unique cosmic alignment as the celestial display occurs. Because to its close proximity, the moon will appear somewhat larger in the sky than usual, creating a unique celestial display.

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