Solar eclipse on April 8 will be a “unique opportunity” for scientists

A swath of North America will witness on April 8th a solar eclipse totala cosmic phenomenon that will momentarily leave more than 30 million people in the dark and that, in addition to admiration, will offer a “unique opportunity” for science, NASA executives said this Tuesday.

“Eclipses have a special power. “They move people to feel a kind of reverence for the beauty of our universe,” the NASA administrator stressed today, Bill Nelsonregarding this “rare sight” that was last observed in North America in 2018.

The total solar eclipse, which occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, will have a path of about 185 kilometers of what has been called “total darkness” and will last about an hour, during which people In certain areas they will experience between 3.5 and 4 minutes of darkness. During those few minutes the so-called “corona of the Sun” will be produced.