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On April 8, A total Solar Eclipse Passes from Texas to Maine

Photo captured from the CBS News

On April 8, a totality of the solar eclipse will cross the country from Texas to Maine. Residents of Illinois, especially people in Chicago will see 94% of the totality of the sun eclipsed by the moon. According to Kris McCall, the director of the Earth and Space Center at Triton College, “A solar eclipse is [the] magical event, where the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun,” she said.

She added, “I’m just thinking about the magical quality of it; understanding what’s happening in the universe, insects become silent. Birds go to roost. The light you experience is different. The temperature changes.”

Whatever you choose to use to view it, McCall said preparation is important, because the next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. won’t happen for more than 20 years – in 2045 – and much longer than that for the next total solar eclipse in Chicago.

“If you want to see a total solar eclipse, and [you don’t have] to travel at all, mark your calendar now for Sept. 14, 2099. There will be a total solar eclipse visible from Chicago,” she said.

This one is just 26 days away. A great spectacle, a phenomenon, this eclipse expert will be experiencing a total solar eclipse for the first time after more than 40 years in the field.

Triton College is hosting events here throughout the day on the day of the eclipse on April 8. They also have a list on their website explaining ways to safely watch the eclipse.

This will be a rare sky show that the moon will control the sun while she is out on the Earth, and the next time the total solar eclipse will arrive at least 20 years.

“The solar eclipse is on Monday, April 8, between 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the D.C. area.” According to the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC), the moon will begin to move in front of the sun at 2 p.m., slowly covering more of the sun until about 3:20 p.m. It will then move off the sun until about 4:30 p.m. It will be 89% covered sun by the moon, and we will see through the moon’s sovereignty as well.

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