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Saturday, 20 April 2024 12.28 AM IST

Complete darkness even in broad daylight; miraculous phenomenon will occur on Earth within days

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WASHINGTON: In a few days, a miraculous phenomenon will occur on Earth. The speciality of this day is that the earth will go dark even in broad daylight.

On April 8, 2024, there will be a brief period of darkness during the day on Earth as a total solar eclipse will take place. That means the day will appear like twilight. Moreover, one might be able to see the stars during that day. However, people in India will not be able to witness the total solar eclipse. This time, the total solar eclipse will be experienced in North America and Central America. It is estimated to be the longest total solar eclipse in 50 years.

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A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun forming a perfect alignment so that the moon completely covers the sun and blocks the rays of the sun from reaching the earth. A solar eclipse occurs at some point on Earth once every 18 months. However, any given area will only experience a total solar eclipse every 100 years on average.

It is reported that the solar eclipse that will take place on April 8 will last up to 7.5 minutes. It is also believed to be the longest solar eclipse in the last 50 years.

People in countries like Mexico, the United States and Canada will be able to witness the total solar eclipse this time. About 32 million people will have the chance to witness the sun's corona. It is advised not to look directly at the sun and to use specialised solar viewing glasses.

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