Page 1 - The 'X' Chronicles Newspaper - April 2024
P. 1


                                        ‘X’ CHRONICLES NEWSPAPER

                                        Where Fact Is Fiction and Fiction Is Reality - Publishing Since 1990

         Vol. 35, No. 04        ISSN 1499-8599         A REL-MAR McConnell Media Company Publication - Digital Version                       April 2024


                                                       Total Eclipse

                                                                     of the

                                                                   Sun on


                                                       April 8, 2024

                 A Total Eclipse                         solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's the nearby city of Torreón, Coahuila.
                                                         apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's,
                    of the Sun -                         blocking all direct sunlight, turning day This eclipse will be the first total solar

                       Monday,                           into darkness.  Totality occurs only in a eclipse to be visible in the provinces of
                                                         narrow path across Earth's surface, with Canada since February 26, 1979, the first
                   April 8, 2024                         the partial solar eclipse visible over a in Mexico since July 11, 1991, and the
                                                         surrounding       region     thousands      of first in the U.S. since August 21, 2017. It

        A total solar eclipse will take place at the     kilometres wide.                                 will be the only total solar eclipse in the
        Moon's ascending node on Monday, April                                                            21st century where totality will be visible
        8, 2024, visible across North  America           Occurring only one day after perigee in Mexico, the United States, and
        and dubbed the Great North  American             (perigee on Sunday, April 7, 2024), the Canada. It will also be the last total solar
        Eclipse (also Great American Total Solar         Moon's apparent diameter will be 5.5% eclipse visible in the Contiguous United
        Eclipse and Great American Eclipse) by           larger than average. With a magnitude of States until August 23, 2044.
        some of the media. A solar eclipse occurs        1.0566, its longest duration of totality

        when the Moon passes between Earth and           will be of 4 minutes and 28.13 seconds           The final solar eclipse of the year will
        the Sun, thereby obscuring the image of          near the Mexican town of Nazas,                  occur six months later, on October 2,
        the Sun for a viewer on Earth.  A total          Durango, (about 4 mi (6 km) north), and
                                                                                                          2024.               (Continued on Page 3)
   1   2   3   4   5   6