澳门6合开奖结果

GOOD-NEWS

What time is the total solar eclipse on April 8? Search your ZIP code for a viewing guide

Paul Edward Parker
Providence Journal

Get ready for a spectacular show: A total solar eclipse will occur above the U.S. on the afternoon of April 8.

Those planning to view the eclipse should take two steps 鈥 secure solar eclipse glasses and, if you want to see the total solar eclipse, make travel plans.

Looking directly at the sun,聽even when 90% of it is blocked,聽as it will be from Rhode Island that day, can damage your eyes, even though the damage may not be immediately detectable. The only safe way to look at the sun is through eclipse glasses, which blacken almost everything else. Search for your ZIP code below or select a major city to reveal the time, duration, peak and percentage of the eclipse in your area.

2024 solar eclipse news:A solar eclipse is coming April 8. Here's what you need to know in RI and elsewhere.

What to know about the solar eclipse: time, how long it will last, what it will look like

Can't see our graphics? Click here to reload the page.

When is the solar eclipse?

On April 8 the moon will travel along the path of totality in North America starting in northern Mexico. The shadow of the moon will pass into Texas a little before 1:30 p.m. local time. It will then cover portions of the Midwest and East Coast and touch southeast Canada before it moves out to sea, according to .

Learn more: What is the path of totality for the total solar eclipse? Follow as it crosses the US.

Lea en Espan虄ol: 驴Cua虂l es la trayectoria de totalidad del eclipse solar total? Siga mientras cruza Me虂xico y los EE. UU.

How do I know solar eclipse glasses are safe? How can I view the eclipse safely without glasses?

If you buy or are given eclipse glasses, be sure they are made by companies the聽听丑补蝉 certified as safe.

NASA does not certify glasses, so be wary of any manufacturers claiming that to have the space agency's approval.

should all have the "ISO" (International Organization for Standardization) icon. The glasses also must have the聽ISO reference number 12312-2.

If you cannot find certified glasses, there are other ways to view the eclipse, including with a shadow box you can make yourself. Whatever you do, don't look at the sun without proper protection.

Learn more: What happens if you look at a solar eclipse? A viewing guide for this year's sky show.

Lea en Espan虄ol: 驴Que虂 pasa si miras un eclipse solar? Una gui虂a para ver el especta虂culo celeste de este an虄o.

How does an eclipse work? How often do eclipses occur? Where can I learn more about the science?

A total eclipse occurs when the moon appears the same size as the sun and blocks the entire disk, leading to a period of darkness lasting several minutes. The resulting "totality," when observers can see the outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, confuses animals 鈥 nocturnal creatures stir, and bird and insects fall silent.

Learn more: A total solar eclipse will cross the US in April: Here's where and when to see it

Lea en Espan虄ol: El eclipse solar total cruzara虂 EE. UU. en Abril: do虂nde y cua虂ndo verl

Contributing: Paul Edward Parker, Janet Loehrke, Javier Zarracina and Shawn J. Sullivan