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Rare Total Solar Eclipse To Cover Mexican Skies on April 8

On Monday, April 8th, Southern America, particularly Mexico, will be treated to a rare celestial spectacle as a total solar eclipse unfolds. Lasting for a remarkable duration of 4 minutes and 28 seconds, this event will not be visible in Asia but will have global effects, potentially impacting birds, bees, and plants.

This historic occurrence, which will transform day into night, presents a unique opportunity for skywatchers. The temperature is expected to drop, and wildlife may exhibit unusual behavior. Notably, the last complete solar eclipse occurred in Canada on February 26, 1979, making this event a momentous occurrence, marking 45 years since such an event has taken place.

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The solar eclipse event will appear at 08.41 PM (Asian time) on Monday April 08, 2024,

The Moon's apparent diameter will be 5.5 percent larger than average. With a magnitude of 1.0566, its longest duration of totality will be of 4 minutes and 28.13 seconds near the Mexican town of Nazas, Durango, (about 4 mi (6 km) north), and the nearby city of Torreon, Coahuila.

This eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse to be visible in the provinces of Canada since February 26, 1979, the first in Mexico since July 11, 1991, and the first in the United States since August 21, 2017. It will be the only total solar eclipse in the 21st century where totality will be visible in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada.

It will also be the last total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States until August 23, 2044. The final solar eclipse of the year will occur six months later, on October 2, 2024.

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Animal Behavior: Animals may react to the eclipse, sensing that something unusual is happening even with little change in daylight.

Weather and Environment: The eclipse can impact weather patterns and environmental conditions across North America.

Astronomical Events: Increased solar activity could lead to phenomena like coronal mass ejections.

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob is a senior anchor, and an investigative journalist with an impressive 37 years of experience. Zubair's journalistic journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of truth and a commitment to delivering impactful stories.Zubair's expertise extends beyond borders, reaching as far as Malaysia, where he has left an indelible mark on the international journalism landscape. His global perspective and keen analytical skills have allowed him to navigate diverse cultural landscapes, bringing a unique and enriching perspective to his reporting.Whether he's in the studio or on the field, Zubair continues to be a driving force in the world of journalism, bridging gaps, fostering understanding, and unraveling the stories that matter most. As the Headline PK Author, Zubair remains at the forefront of news, guiding audiences through the complexities of our ever-evolving world.

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