How Will the Solar Eclipse Affect Animals? NASA Needs Your Help to Find Out

This story originally appeared on WIRED en Español, and has been translated from Spanish.

The shadow of a total solar eclipse will cross some regions of Mexico, the United States, and Canada on April 8. The day will be obscured by a brief false night. The infrequency with which such a phenomenon occurs in that area makes it an anomalous event for the animals that live there. So far, most of the information on animal reactions to an eclipse is anecdotal, but there are scientific efforts to make systematic observations. NASA has a plan to increase our scientific understanding of how animals react to eclipses—and to make that happen, it

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