Total Solar Eclipse
A total solar eclipse happens when the moon completely covers the sun.
A total solar eclipse as seen on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. This solar eclipse is at the point of totality, when the moon completely blocks out the body of the sun. Courtesy https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/
Path of the Solar Eclipse, April 8, 2024
The solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, will be total in a narrow path from Mexico to the Canadian maritimes and partial to the northwest and southeast. Yellow curves indicate how much of the Sun is covered by the Moon outside the path of totality. The difference between a total solar eclipse and a partial one is literally the difference between night and day, so get yourself into the path of totality if you can. https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/
Path of the Total Solar Eclipse. https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/
Graphic courtesy of the Rice Space Institute https://space.rice.edu/eclipse/solar_eclipse_faq.html