Total solar eclipse to sweep across Mexico, the US and Canada

The moon will pass directly in front of the sun, exposing ghostly traces of the sun’s atmosphere

A total solar eclipse will sweep across the Pacific Ocean, through Mexico, the US and Canada and end over the Atlantic Ocean on 8 April.

The phenomenon occurs when the moon passes directly in front of the sun, blocking out the bright surface and revealing the ghostly traces of the sun’s atmosphere.

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