Here it comes. The Eclipse on April 8, 2024

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CMoA volunteer Steve Youngblood preparing for the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse

On April 8, 2024, Atlanta, GA, will experience a partial solar eclipse. The extent of the eclipse will depend on your specific location within Atlanta and the local weather conditions on that day.

During a partial solar eclipse, the Moon will cover only a portion of the Sun’s disk as seen from Earth. In Atlanta, the Moon is expected to block a significant portion of the Sun’s light, resulting in a noticeable dimming of the sky. However, since it is only a partial eclipse, viewers will not observe the dramatic total darkness that occurs during a total solar eclipse.

It’s essential to remember that observing a solar eclipse directly without proper eye protection can cause serious eye damage or even blindness. Specialized solar viewing glasses or indirect viewing methods, such as pinhole projectors, should be used to safely observe the eclipse.

Additionally, the experience of the eclipse may vary depending on factors such as cloud cover and atmospheric conditions. It’s always a good idea to check local weather forecasts closer to the date for the most accurate information on visibility during the eclipse in Atlanta.

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