Your last-minute guide to the 2024 total solar eclipse

For many living in North America, April 8 will be a day to remember for years to come.

The moon is going to travel between the sun and Earth, blocking the fiery ball from our view in the middle of the day, causing a total solar eclipse (SN: 1/4/24). Tens of millions of people in the path of totality will experience up to 4.5 minutes of darkness, nearly two minutes longer than the 2017 Great American Eclipse. People not in the path of totality will still get to enjoy the partial blockage for at least a few minutes or longer, depending on their location.


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