2024 Total Solar Eclipse (NASA)

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse crossed North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky darkened as if it were dawn or dusk. Changes in our local environment that normally occur over 24 hours happened in a matter of minutes. 

Details for Dallas, Texas:
a) Partial solar eclipse began at approx. 12:20 pm
b) Totality for those in the path (100+ miles wide) began at 1:40 pm (duration up to 4 minutes)
c) Partial solar eclipse ended approx. 3 pm.
Beginning to end spans 2.5 hours.

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

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