This Total Solar Eclipse On Tuesday Was A Sight To Behold (WIP)

This Total Solar Eclipse In The US Was A Sight To Behold


Qistina Roslan •  Apr 08, 2024

One of the biggest events surrounding space, the total solar eclipse just happened on Tuesday, 1AM SGT in North America. Many people flew to the States to catch a glimpse of this phenomenon!

But what is a total solar eclipse?

What is a total solar eclipse?

A total solar eclipse happens when the moon completely blocks out the sun for a few minutes, darkening the sky. It is as though night has fallen in the middle of the day!

Did the whole North America saw it?


There's a path called the path of totality where only those within those lines were able to see the full thing! Some of the cities along the path include: Mazatlan, Mexico; Dallas, Texas; New York, and Niagara Falls, Ontario.

But that doesn't mean that you won't see it completely. If you're in the region, you can still experience a partial solar eclipse where you can see the moon pass by part of the sun.

How do you watch it?

Eclipse glasses

If you want to see this amazing phenomenon for yourself next time, here's how to do so! Once you see the sky dim a little, put on these things:

  • Get an eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer so that your eyes are not directly looking at the sun.
  • Make a pinhole viewer here. It's really easy

And you'll be able to watch it happen!

Will Southeast Asia have a total solar eclipse?

The last one which was visible to us was in 2017, where the region catched glimpses of either a partial or a total solar eclipse if they were lucky!

Our next total solar eclipse will sadly be in 2042 however, if you want to see one in the near future, you can fly down to Australia in 2028!

Will you fly to catch this rare natural phenomenon?