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April 08th, 2024 - United States Solar Eclipse from Westport, CT [VIRTUAL]

April 08th, 2024 - United States Solar Eclipse from Westport, CT [VIRTUAL]

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April 8th, 2024 - United States Solar Eclipse 

On April 8th, 2024, a rare occurrence of a total solar eclipse was visible in parts of the Northeast, as well as the Midwest. The pictures seen here were pictures I took of the solar eclipse from Westport, Connecticut on April 8th, 2024 between the times of 2:12 PM and 3:51 PM. Around 92% of the sun was covered during maximum coverage, which hit at 3:26 PM. The pictures were taken with a Google Pixel 6 phone camera put on an Orion telescope eyepiece.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon aligns with the Sun, blocking its light on Earth. A total eclipse, which was visible in many parts of the United States, occurs when the moon perfectly aligns with the sun, completely blocking all light. This event is quite rare, and can only be seen for short periods of time. The next total eclipse in the United States is not expected to happen for around 20 years!
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