Total Solar Eclipse(Surya Grahan) 2024: Date And Time

Total Solar Eclipse(Surya Grahan) 2024

Skywatchers are all set to witness one of the biggest celestial phenomena of 2024 – the total Solar Eclipse – on April 8 (Sunday). This eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in America, “The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.” The Agency further states that the total solar eclipse of 2024 will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. However, India will not be able to witness the celestial phenomenon.

What Is Total Solar Eclipse?

According to NASA, there are four types of solar eclipses – annual solar eclipse, partial solar eclipse, hybrid solar eclipse, and total solar eclipse. Usually, when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, the three celestial bodies don’t line up properly, and as a result, the Moon doesn’t block the Sun completely. However, as per the agency, in a This Surya Grahan, the Moon, Sun, and Earth come into the same alignment, completely blocking the Sun. It is also considered a rare sight because the orbit of the Moon is not a perfect circle around the Earth; hence, it doesn’t usually orbit Earth in the same plane as Earth orbits the Sun

Timing Of Total Solar Eclipse

As per NASA, the Pacific coast of Mexico will experience totality first, around 11:07 am PDT, and the occurrence will leave Maine at around 1:30 pm PDT. According to the Indian Standard Time (IST), the total solar eclipse will begin at 9:12 pm on April 8, 2024, and will end on April 9, 2024, at 2:22 am. For more details click

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