Solar eclipse will be best seen on the Yucatan peninsula


It is expected that this phenomenon can be appreciated from the Yucatan Peninsula.

Yucatan and the Peninsula will be the site where a total solar eclipse can be seen, according to the projections made by experts on the subject, which will take place in October 2023, that is, in just two years.

So far, there are data that the eclipse can be seen completely in Campeche, Quintana Roo, and of course, Yucatán, which has attracted the attention of the people of the country, because in nearby points it can be observed only partially.

By April 2024, a total eclipse will also be recorded that can only be seen in its full magnitude in the Mexican Pacific area, from Mazatlán to Chihuahua.

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What is the total eclipse of the sun? 

As is known, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon intervenes between the Astro Rey and our planet, causing a few minutes of twilight, and when the eclipse occurs at its most certain moment, what is called “ring of fire” is formed. ”, Which should not be observed directly.

The maximum average duration of a total eclipse is 10 minutes, according to what astronomers report, and this is precisely what can be seen in October 2023 in our region. There is time to prepare with a good dark lens that allows you to observe this unusual phenomenon without danger.

There is still time, but we must all put that date on our agendas: April 8, 2024. That is the day that finally, after three years, a total solar eclipse will take place. And Mexicans will be privileged spectators.

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“It is going to pass through the north of Mexico. It will go through places like Sinaloa, Durango, Coahuila … around there. You will pass through more populated cities, imagine: Mazatlán, Durango, Torreón, Monclova, Piedras Negras. It will be very soon. But also, the conditions in these places, at that time, are very good. In northern Mexico, the probability that it is clear is going to be very, very high. So, in that strip there is going to be a total eclipse ”, said the astronomer.

In these states, it will be done at night in the middle of the day, for four minutes 28 seconds. To guarantee maximum security conditions, the National Committee has already started working. Its experts encourage everyone to prepare the trip north to follow the eclipse, always complying with the necessary measures, such as the use of protective glasses.

“It’s going to be a big total eclipse, big man. It will be very spectacular, I recommend it. These are once-in-a-lifetime events, they say. This for me would be the second, because I still had the 91st. And of course, many people are going to move not only from Mexico but from all over the world. So, it is an event that those who can should not miss it. It completely changes our perception of nature, ”said Raúl Mújica.

Image of the ring of fire that forms during an annular eclipse.  (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP)Image of the ring of fire that forms during an annular eclipse. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP)

In addition, although the solar eclipse of December 4, 2021 will not be visible, this month we will have other spectacular phenomena. Here we leave you the complete list:

– December 1: Neptune ends its retrograde movement. It will resume its usual displacement towards the east.

– December 2: maximum of the Phenicid meteor shower. Between zero and 100 meteors per hour can be seen.

– December 3: conjunction of the Moon and Mars. The terrestrial satellite will be north of Mars, in the direction of the constellation Libra.

– December 4: total solar eclipse. It cannot be seen from Mexico.

– December 4: the Moon in perigee, that is, at its minimum distance from Earth.

– December 7: conjunction of the Moon and Venus. The best time to observe it will be at sunset on the sixth. They will appear near the constellation of Sagittarius, towards the west of the celestial vault.

– December 7 : maximum of the Puppid meteor shower. At least 10 meteors can be seen per hour.

– December 8: conjunction of the Moon and Saturn. The satellite will appear to the south of the gas giant, towards the constellation of Capricorn.

– December 9: conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter . The Moon will be south of Jupiter, also in the direction of the constellation Capricorn.

– December 10: Asteroid 44 Nysa in opposition.

– December 11: the Moon in the first quarter.

– December 12: best day to observe Comet Leonard, before it disappears forever

– December 12: The Orion Nebula will be well-positioned for observation, towards the constellation Orion. It will be able to be seen during most of the night, towards the east of the celestial sphere.

– December 13: conjunction of Venus and Pluto.

– December 14 : maximum of the Geminid meteor showerUp to 120 meteors can be seen per hour.

– December 18: Moon at its peak, maximum distance from Earth.

– December 19: Full Moon.

– December 21: Winter Solstice.

– December 22: maximum of the Ursid meteor shower. Up to 10 meteors per hour can be seen.

– December 27: Last quarter moon.

– December 29: The open cluster NGC 2244 and the Rosetta Nebula will be well placed for observation for most of the night.

– December 31 : closest approach of the Moon and Mars.

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