Where can you see it in Spain, how to see it safely…

There will be one next April 8th total solar eclipse, which will mainly cross each other North AmericaThis offers millions of skywatchers a rare opportunity to see the evening sky temporarily darken and an illuminated halo appear overhead.

For a few moments and only in certain parts of the Earth, the day will darken as the sun and moon line up and completely obscure Earth’s satellite. Although it is partially visible in various places on Earth, Canada, USA and Mexico They will be the countries that will be able to enjoy a more complete picture of the solar eclipse, but without being total.

As one of the main affected countries, the United States is beginning to take action in this regard. The authorities warn that there could be problems with the cell phone. According to reports from an Alabama news portal, there could be “infrastructural tensions” in the states where the solar eclipse will take place due to the large number of participants.

It is therefore assumed that there could be “mobile network overload” due to crowds on April 8th, but also in the days before. For all of these reasons, it is advisable to take charged smartphones and have chargers with you. It is also noted that communication and connection problems may occur at some point.

How to watch it safely?

According to the recommendations of the experts People should never look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse, even if it is partly or mostly covered by the moon. To avoid eye damage, special eclipse glasses are required. Specifically, these are special glasses that comply with the ISO 12312-2 standard.

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Sky watchers should also not view any part of the Sun through binoculars, telescopes or camera lenses without special solar filters in place. According to NASA, serious eye injuries can occur if proper precautions are not taken.

During the few minutes of totality, when the moon completely obscures the sun, it is safe to view the total solar eclipse with the naked eye. However, solar eclipse glasses should be used to observe the sun at all other times.

Where and when can you see it in Spain?

Spain will hardly be able to enjoy the solar eclipse because it will take place in an area and at a time unfavorable for Spanish territory.

However, there will be two points where it will be partially visible: the westernmost area of ​​the Canary Islands (El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife and Gran Canaria) and the coastal areas in northwest Galicia.

The time to see it in Spain will be just a few minutes in the late afternoon. In Santa Cruz de Tenerife it can only be observed for 10 minutes, exactly at 8:17 p.m., since its beginning is practically parallel to the sunset in Spanish territory.

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