How to View the April 2024 Solar Eclipse Safely: Glasses, Phone Filters and More – E! Online

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    How to View the April 2024 Solar Eclipse Safely: Glasses, Phone Filters and More – E! Online


    What is a solar eclipse?

    A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, obscuring the view of the sun from a small part of Earth, according to NASA.

    When is the next solar eclipse?

    The April 8, 2024, the total solar eclipse will begin over the South Pacific Ocean and will cross North America, passing over Mexico, United States, and Canada, per NASA. Weather permitting, the first location that will experience totality is the Mexico Pacific coast at approximately 11:07 a.m. PDT.  This table provides the estimated time that totality begins in some major U.S. cities in the path of totality.

    When is the next solar eclipse after 2024?

    After the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, the next total solar eclipse that can be seen from the contiguous United States will be on Aug. 23, 2044, per NASA

    Where can I see the 2024 solar eclipse?

    The 2024 eclipse can be viewed from Dallas, Little Rock, and Buffalo among other locations. This table provides the estimated time that totality begins in some major U.S. cities in the path of totality.

    Can you look straight at a solar eclipse?

    It is not safe to look directly at the sun without protective eyewear designed for solar viewing, except during the brief total phase of the eclipse, per NASA. Viewing any part of the bright sun without protective measures can cause severe injuries. 



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