North America, Others Experience Solar Eclipse

 

A total solar eclipse took place today, Monday, April 8, 2024, visible across North America and dubbed the Great North American Eclipse by some media.

This event offers a unique opportunity to experience and capture one of nature’s most magnificent displays.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on earth.

Scientist have warned on things not to do during this phenomenon.

1) Do not look directly on the sun without eye protection, because direct sight can cause eye damage. Meanwhile, the regular sun glasses is not advised, the use of certified solar viewing glasses or eclipse glasses is recommended for absolute eye protection.

2) Avoid driving or operating machines during solar eclipse, because the sudden change that comes with eclipse can be distracting.

3) Keep pets and other animals indoor, to avoid the risks.

4) Avoid direct use of your phone camera when attempting to snap the eclipse, to prevent the lense of the camera. And if you must snap, hold an eclipse glasses towards your camera lense and then snap.
A remote shutter release allows you to take photos without touching the camera, further minimizing the risk of camera shake and ensuring sharp images.

In the United States, another eclipse will happen on August 23, 2044.