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Total Solar Eclipse Impact on Earth: Effects and Phenomena to Expect

CNN Indonesia

Sunday, 07 Apr 2024 11:01 IWST

Illustration. Check out the effects of a solar eclipse on Earth. (ANTARA PHOTOS/Iggoy el Fitra)

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Total Solar Eclipse (GMT) which occurs on Monday (8/4) will have a number of impacts on Earthfrom darkness to temperature drops.

This time, this phenomenon will pass through Mexico, the United States (US) and Canada. This eclipse will be enjoyed by at least 44 million people in the region.

Depending on how clear the sky is, totality at GMT could bring a number of phenomena.

As the Moon’s shadow approaches, there will be a significant drop in temperature, usually between 2.8 to 5.6 degrees Celsius. As the land cools, clouds at low altitudes may dissipate.

About 30 seconds before totality, wavy lines known as shadow bands can appear on the sides of buildings and vehicles.

Then, a few seconds before totality, look up (while wearing eclipse glasses) and we’ll be able to see Bailey beads appearing around the edge of the Moon.

These dazzling spots are the remnants of the Sun’s light peeking out from behind the mountains on the Moon.

If the sky is clear, totality will present a wall of darkness that turns midday into twilight. After that, then we can remove the eclipse glasses.

At this moment, bright stars and planets may be visible in the dark sky.

Quoted from LiveScience, the animals may also act strangely, becoming very quiet and exhibiting nocturnal behavior. Colors will also look different, with greens and blues appearing while reds appear more muted.

When the Sun is completely obscured, its corona, or outer atmosphere, is clearly visible behind the dark Moon.

For your information, the Solar Eclipse itself occurs when the Moon is between the Sun and Earth and casts a shadow on our planet.

GMT last occurred in December 2021 in the Antarctic region. In the US, GMT last occurred on August 21, 2017, moving westward across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina.


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