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Natural Science: A total solar eclipse moves from Mexico over the United States and Canada

Natural Science: A total solar eclipse moves from Mexico over the United States and Canada

A rare total solar eclipse seen in North America began in Mexico on Monday and moved southwest to northeast across the United States and Canada.

The moon's shadow plunged the west coast of Mexico into complete darkness at 11:07 a.m. (local time, 8:07 p.m. Swiss time) before moving across the United States to Canada.

Starting in the Pacific, the umbra extends over northern Mexico, crosses the United States from Texas northeast to Maine, touches southeastern Canada, and ends over the North Atlantic.

The visible region of the sun's total darkness is 185 kilometers wide and includes the major US cities of Dallas, Indianapolis and Buffalo.

Last year in 2017, people in the United States got a chance to see a solar eclipse — from a smaller area this time.

About 32 million people live in areas that could see darkness Monday, and another 150 million live within a 320-kilometer radius. Most of the hotel rooms in the affected area have been fully booked for months.

SDA