First look at the historic total solar eclipse as it hits North America

Last but not least, the total solar eclipse that we have all been anticipating has arrived.

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Last but not least, the total solar eclipse that we have all been anticipating has arrived.


In Mexico, the United States of America, and Canada, aspiring astronomers have been counting down the days until the big day, which arrives today (Monday, April 8).

In the days leading up to the historic event, several cautions have been given to individuals who are flocking to places that are near the path of the totality of the eclipse.

The fact that the roadways were going to become exceedingly crowded was one of the most significant worries. With this in mind, folks were strongly encouraged to stock up on essentials before today’s eclipse so that they might escape the pandemonium that would be on the roads afterward.

As a result of the large number of individuals who would be attempting to use the cellphone at the same time, there were fears that the reception of the cellphone might be interfered with in certain regions.

It was anticipated that as many as one million visitors would be traveling to the state of Texas, with an additional half a million people traveling to the states of Indiana and Ohio.

On the other hand, those who were willing to brave the traffic jams to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse had another concern concerning the weather.

Forecasters projected that the United States would experience overcast weather, which would (obviously) have a significant influence on the visibility of the eclipse that was so eagerly awaited there.

On the other hand, it will appear that a few fortunate folks were able to get a photograph of the eclipse.

Currently, it has been observed in Mexico, where large groups of people can be heard applauding enthusiastically as they witness the Moon perfectly aligned with the Sun.

You were able to see some red specks emerging from behind the Moon in the photographs that were captured by NASA’s cameras during the eclipse.

The explosions that were going place on the Sun were visible to the human eye, which is something that is typically quite unlikely to happen. It is believed that solar flares or maybe even coronal mass ejections (CME) were responsible for the explosions that were observed in Mexico.

“If we get lucky, a coronal mass ejection will show itself as a winding, spiral-like structure, high in the air in the sun,” said Ryan French, a solar physicist at the National, in the month leading up to the eclipse. French was speaking to

A coronal mass ejection (CME) is a phenomenon that takes place when a massive cloud of highly magnetized and very energetic plasma bursts from the solar corona into space, resulting in radio and magnetic disruptions on Earth.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reports that solar flares are a powerful burst of radiation that originates from the release of magnetic energy linked with sunspots.

Currently, the eclipse is moving toward Texas and other states and regions in the United States.

Unfortunately, one will not be able to observe the momentous event from the United Kingdom or any other area of the world.

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