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Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th: Nepal can’t but Nepali Expats can experience

April 8, 2024
Total Solar Eclipse

As the world anticipates the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, Nepali communities within the path of totality are preparing to witness this remarkable astronomical spectacle. While the event will not be visible from Nepal, Nepali expats living in parts of Mexico, the United States, and Canada are poised to have a front-row seat.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I’m honored to experience it,” shared Khury Poudyal, a Nepali-American resident of Buffalo, New York. “I’m excited to share this with my community and explore the ways solar eclipses hold significance across cultures.”

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The eclipse’s totality will last several minutes, with the longest duration (approximately 4 minutes and 28 seconds) near Torreon, Mexico. Communities are organizing safe viewing events and educational activities. Schools across the affected regions are planning closures or special programming to allow students to experience the eclipse.

“Safety is paramount,” emphasizes NASA Eclipse ambassador Khady Adama Ndao. “Never look directly at the sun without specialized solar eclipse glasses or approved viewing devices.”

Beyond the visual spectacle, the eclipse holds cultural and historical interest. “Solar eclipses often carried negative connotations in ancient cultures,” notes Professor Anthony Aveni of Colgate University. “This event allows us to reflect on how scientific understanding has evolved.”

How long will the April 8th total solar eclipse last?

While the total eclipse process can span 2-3 hours, the spectacular period of totality (when the sun is completely blocked) will be much shorter. Expect it to last between 3.5 to 4 minutes for most locations within the path of totality. The absolute longest duration of totality will be 4 minutes and 28 seconds, occurring near Torreon, Mexico.

The exact length of the totality depends on your location. Areas closest to the path’s centerline will experience the longest t

Aditya Chaudhary

Aditya Chaudhary is a tech reviewer, Technology enthusiast and Tech news writer at The Ditible. He has 3 years of experience as Tech writer.

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