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Looking Skyward: Lunar and solar eclipses coming this spring

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This map illustrates the paths of the Moon’s shadow across the U.S. during the 2024 total solar eclipse. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North and Central America creating a path of totality. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun while it passes between the Sun and Earth. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk and those standing in the path of totality may see the Sun’s outer atmosphere (the corona) if weather permits.

We will be able to observe two very different eclipses this spring; a lunar eclipse in March and a solar eclipse in April.

In this installment of Looking Skyward, CAI's John Basile talks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory about these celestial events.

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.