¿Qué pasará el próximo 8 de abril?

05 Apr 2024
¿Qué pasará el próximo 8 de abril?

In just a few days, a celestial phenomenon is preparing to captivate observers around the world: the solar eclipse of April 8, 2024. This event, which awakens amazement and the admiration of humanity since ancient times, promises to be an impressive spectacle.

What is a Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon aligns between the Earth and the Sun, partially or completely blocking sunlight. This phenomenon can manifest itself as a partial, total or annular eclipse, depending on the relative position of the three celestial bodies in space.

The Eclipse of the April 8, 2024

The next solar eclipse, scheduled for April 8, 2024, will be visible from several parts of the world, providing a show to those residents on the right track. Regions such as North America, Central America, Iceland, the Azores, Madeira and the west of the United Kingdom will have the opportunity to experience this phenomenon in varying degrees of completeness or partiality.

In some cities in Mexico (Mazatlán, Torreón and Durango); United States (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Vermont); and Canada (Montreal, Fredericton, Gander, Miramichi and Kingston); a toral solar eclipse can be observed. This means that the Sun will be completely hidden by the Moon, temporarily plunging the area into total darkness and offering a truly unique and memorable experience.

On the other hand, In places like Iceland, the Azores, Madeira and the west of the United Kingdom, you will be able to enjoy a partial solar eclipse, where a portion of the solar disk will be hidden by the Moon. Although it will not reach totality, it will still be an impressive event worth observing.

A Limited Vision in Spain

For observers in Spain, the situation is a little different. The solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 will only be visible from certain regions of the country. In the westernmost Canary Islands (El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife and Gran Canaria), as well as in the extreme northwest of the peninsula, observers will have the opportunity to witness this celestial phenomenon.

In the Canary Islands, the eclipse is scheduled to begin at 8:17 p.m., extending until 9:44 p.m. On the other hand, in Galicia it can be seen from 9:02 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Although as we have already pointed out, the view of the eclipse will be partial and Not total, it will be an exciting event for those lucky enough to be in the right locations. The opportunity to watch the Moon pass in front of the Sun, creating a shadow in the sky, is an experience that leaves a lasting impression on the mind and heart of any observer.

More Eclipse to See

For those who cannot witness this solar eclipse in Spain, there is no need to worry. The next visible solar eclipse in the country is scheduled for August 12, 2026, followed by another on August 2 of the following year. These events will offer new opportunities to connect with the cosmos and enjoy the beauty and mystery of celestial phenomena.

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