Total Solar Eclipse

The moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse, as seen from Eagle Pass, Texas, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Solar eclipse awes people across US, Mexico, aids in scientific studies I AP Explains

Across North America, people were wowed by a total solar eclipse. AP Writer Marcia Dunn explains why Monday’s eclipse is particularly special.

Minh Ha, assistive technology manager at the Perkins School for the Blind tries a LightSound device for the first time at the school's library in Watertown, Mass., on March 2, 2024. As eclipse watchers look to the skies in April 2024, new technology will allow people who are blind or visually impaired to hear and feel the celestial event. (AP Photo/Mary Conlon)
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How visually impaired students can ‘get a feel for’ eclipses

As eclipse watchers look to the skies on April 8, new technology will allow people who are blind or visually impaired to hear the celestial event. LightSound devices translate changing light in the sky into differing musical notes. (AP Video/ Mary Conlon)

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Artist paints mural ahead of solar eclipse

A new mural, inspired by the solar eclipse is on display in downtown Mesquite, Texas. The city is hosting an event to the view the eclipse, and the artwork will be nearby for spectators to learn more.

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Total Solar Eclipse arrives in Eagle Pass, Texas

People cheered as the solar eclipse in Eagle Pass, Texas reached totality on the football field of the Eagle Pass Sports Athletic Complex. The watch party was hosted by NASA and the National Science Foundation.

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Will animals act weird during the total solar eclipse?

Researchers will observe how animals’ routines at the Fort Worth Zoo are disrupted during the April 8 total solar eclipse. The moon’s shadow will sweep across North America including from Texas to Maine. (March 8)(AP Video by Kendria LaFleur/Erik Verduzco. Produced by Mary Conlon)

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Spectators watch solar eclipse in Mexico

Crowds in the Mexican resort city of Mazatlán watched the solar eclipse on Monday as darkness fell across North America.

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A map of April 8’s total solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse will cross North America in April. This animated map shows the path of totality across parts of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. (Feb. 29) (AP Animation: Panagiotis Mouzakis and Marshall Ritzel)

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How to get the perfect shot during the solar eclipse

AP Texas and Oklahoma chief photographer Julio Cortez, talks about the best tips and tricks to get the perfect shot during upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. (AP Video/Shelby Lum)

FILE - Blake Davis, 10, of Coral Springs, Fla., looks through solar glasses as he watches the eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla. After April 8, 2024, there won’t be another U.S. eclipse, spanning coast to coast, until 2045. That one will stretch from Northern California all the way to Cape Canaveral, Florida. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
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Safety first: How to check if your eclipse glasses are legit

Sunglasses won’t cut it during the April 8 eclipse. Special eclipse glasses are crucial for safely observing the sun as the moon marches across the late morning and afternoon sky on April 8, covering more and more and then less and less of our star. (AP Video/Shelby Lum)

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What you can expect to experience during April’s total solar eclipse

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America. It will be the last one visible from the contiguous United States until 2044. Here’s what viewers should expect to see during each stage of the eclipse. (Feb. 16) (AP video: Christine Nguyen)

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