A partial eclipse is set to grace the skies of Southern California on Monday

On Monday, a total solar eclipse is poised to traverse America, albeit Southern California won’t witness the sun completely obscured. Nevertheless, the region will catch a glimpse of the eclipse in its partial form.

As per NASA’s projections, areas in the U.S. fortunate enough to witness a total or near-total eclipse include select cities in Texas, Arkansas, and Ohio. A swath of up to 14 states falls within the “narrow” line of totality, extending from Mazatlán, Mexico to Newfoundland, Canada.

“Assuming clear skies, the initial location in continental North America to witness totality will be Mexico’s Pacific coast at approximately 11:07 a.m. PDT,” NASA stated on their 2024 eclipse information webpage.

Authorities are leveraging this celestial event as an educational opportunity to enlighten individuals about eclipses and their extraordinary significance.

“Eclipses possess a unique potency…they evoke in people a sense of reverence for the magnificence of our cosmos,” remarked NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “Not only do they foster unity among us here on Earth, but they also advance the frontiers of science and exploration.”

Forecasts suggest that in Southern California, the moon will obscure a portion of the sun for roughly four minutes and 28 seconds. The moon’s shadow will initially commence covering a segment of the sun on the West Coast around 10:15 a.m. and persist for approximately two hours.

In Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory plans to livestream the phenomenon, with the broadcast originating from a team of scientists in Texas, starting at 10 a.m.

For enthusiasts seeking a unique vantage point to observe the eclipse, Delta Air Lines is offering a series of “eclipse flights.” These flights are specially designed to maximize time spent within the path of totality, catering to the interests of umbraphiles.

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