Next total solar eclipse in U.S. is in 2024

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Reports in the United States claim that the eclipse will be the most watched, filmed and recorded space event of all time. About 7,000 people streamed into the Nashville Zoo just to see the animals' reaction and noticed how they got noisier at it got darker. "The way I've heard it described is it's one of the few times where the universe looks three-dimensional".

A number of towns within the total eclipse's path set up viewing parties.

You probably already know that looking directly at the eclipse without protective eyewear can damage your eyes, but AAA says drivers should also steer clear of the roads. In fact, the USA mainland hasn't seen a total solar eclipse since 1979 - and even then, only five states in the Northwest experienced total darkness. He plans to keep the glasses in his classroom until the next solar eclipse crosses North America in 2024, and he hopes viewing the eclipse Monday made students realize how accessible science can be.

Starting in Mexico and making its way up north to ME, cities like Dallas, Little Rock, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Montreal will be hit with a total solar eclipse, so plan your lives accordingly.

Once every 18 months or so, as the Earth, moon, and sun perform a cosmic ballet, something spectacular happens. That eclipse will be visible from Northern California to Florida, according to NASA.

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The last glimmer of light as the Moon covers the Sun then gives way to a momentary sparkle known as the "diamond ring" effect - where the aura of the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, is visible. There's another eclipse you could see in this lifetime. But these sights normally are in no man's land, like the vast Pacific or Earth's poles.

The excitement behind the eclipse stems from not only witnessing a spectacular and historical event, but the amount of data that can be acquired during the event as well. The next coast-to-coast one will not be until 2045.

President Donald Trump, along with First Lady Melania and his son Barron, watched the partial eclipse from the Truman balcony at the White House. Cleveland will be right at the center of it all for the next eclipse in 2024.

Johnson Elementary Principal Amy Newbold said Monday's solar eclipse was a chance to get students engaged in learning.

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