We are just a little bit more than three months away from what many believe will be the most dramatic total solar eclipse in U.S. history. It is being called “the Great American Eclipse of 2024”, and millions of Americans will take time off in order to travel so that they can personally see it. Between now and April, the mainstream news will be filled with stories about this eclipse, and so it is going to be difficult for anyone to ignore what is going on. In this article, I am going to share 14 things that everyone needs to know about the Great American Eclipse of 2024…
#1 It is a total solar eclipse that will occur on April 8th, 2024.
#2 The path of the eclipse will travel through portions of the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
#3 The path of the eclipse will also travel through parts of Mexico and Canada.
#4 It is being projected that this eclipse will be the most viewed astronomical event in the entire history of our country.
#5 According to the Washington Post, more than 30 million Americans will simply be able to walk outside of their homes and experience this eclipse…
“This is going to be the most populated eclipse in the U.S. with 31.5 million people able to just walk outside of their homes and experience this event,” Kelly Korreck, NASA program manager for the 2024 total solar eclipse, said in a news conference at the American Geophysical Union conference.
#6 We are being told that this eclipse may be “the single-biggest mass travel event” of 2024…
The event may also be the single-biggest mass travel event in the United States, according to the Great American Eclipse website. Several large cities very close to the path of totality are St. Louis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Toronto and Quebec. Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are also within 200 miles of the direct path.
#7 Those who are in the direct path of the eclipse will discover that the air temperature suddenly becomes approximately 10 degrees cooler once the moon is fully blocking the sun.
#8 The path of the Great American Eclipse of 2024 will cross the United States on the very first day of the year on the Hebrew calendar.